International Criminal Court considers the admissibility of the case against Saif Gaddafi


This week the Appeals Chamber of the ICC heard argument in an appeal brought by Saif Gaddafi. Mr Gaddafi faces an outstanding warrant for crimes against humanity, arising out of events in Libya in 2011. The issues in the appeal include (1) whether the case is admissible before the ICC in light of the fact that Mr Gaddafi has now been tried and sentenced in Libya, and (2) the status in international law of amnesties for serious international crimes.

Florence Iveson and Alison Macdonald QC appeared for the Amici, Lawyers for Justice in Libya and REDRESS.

For more information on the case, see here.