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Libya Challenges Admissibility under Article 19 of the ICC Statute in the case of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi

Today the government of Libya, represented by Professor Philippe Sands QC, Professor Payam Akhavan and Ms Michelle Butler, filed a submission with the International Criminal Court (ICC) pursuant to Article 19 of the ICC Statute (click here for the full text). The application was brought under Article 19(2)(b) of the Rome Statute, to challenge the admissibility before the ICC of the case concerning Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi (‘Mr Gaddafi’) and the case concerning Abdullah Al-Senussi (‘Mr Al-Senussi’). In accordance with the principle of complementarity set forth in Article 17 of the Rome Statute, Libya submitted that this case is inadmissible on…