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ICC orders Libya to turn over Gaddafi’s son

Source: JURIST The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday rejected Libya’s request to suspend the order to hand over Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the late Muammar Gaddafi. It also ruled that its forum is more appropriate than the Libyan forum because of the accused’s stated preference, genuine fear of bias, and the scope of crimes alleged by each prosecutor. The scope of the ICC’s allegations is broader than those stated in the Libyan charges, and allows for a wider spectrum of evidence. The ICC ruled that the Libyan government failed to show how his appearance in the ICC would create an irreversible…