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OTP/ICC issues statement on Libya

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (OTP/ICC) issued a statement on Libya following the adoption by the Security Council of Resolution 1970(2011) (see previous post). It remains to be seen what will be the response of Libya to this statement and whether it will comply with the duty to cooperate imposed upon it by the Security Council acting under Chapter VII of the UN Charter (Article 41, measures not involving the use of armed force). The referral seems to raise issues relating to State cooperation, since a considerable number of States have not ratified the ICC Statute. Notably, the Security Council did recognize in its…