Past event

Research Event

The International Criminal Court and Libya: Complementarity in Conflict

Chatham House, London

International Law Programme, International Criminal Justice

Event documents

Meeting Summary
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Participants

Professor Kevin Jon Heller, Professor of Criminal Law, School of Oriental and African Studies
Melinda Taylor, Defence Counsel
Carla Ferstman, Director, Redress
Chair: Elizabeth Wilmshurst CMG, Associate Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House

Overview

In two recent high-profile cases relating to Libya, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has ruled that the former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi will stand trial in Libya while Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the late Libyan leader, will be tried in The Hague. Are these decisions reconcilable and how does one assess complementarity during an ongoing violent conflict? This event will explore these issues and whether concerns over Libya’s ability to guarantee a fair trial matter to the ICC. 

This event is held in association with Doughty Street Chambers and is accredited with 1 CPD point.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL AND REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.