Sunday, February 27, 2011

Statement by ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Libya

"The decision to do justice in Libya should be taken by the Libyan people. Currently, Libya is not a State Party to the Rome Statute. Therefore, intervention by the ICC on the alleged crimes committed in Libya can occur only if the Libyan authorities accept the jurisdiction of the Court, (through article 12(3) of the Rome Statute). In the absence of such step, the United Nations Security Council can decide to refer the situation to the Court. The Office of the Prosecutor will act only after either decision is taken". AMICC will continue to monitor the situation with the referral here and on our website,

Source: Office of the Prosecutor

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