The International Criminal Court rules that Abdullah al-Senussi can be tried in Libya

The International Criminal Court (“ICC”) today ruled that the Libyan Government has won its challenge to the jurisdiction of The Hague based Court in relation to the case of Abdullah Al-Senussi, the former intelligence chief to Muammar Gaddafi. This is a historic decision in international criminal law as it is the first case in which an admissibility challenge has succeeded and a State has been permitted by the Court to try a suspect at home rather than surrender that person to be by the ICC.

Emma Collins is part of the team acting for the Libyan Government.

Click here to read the courts decision.

Click here to read an ICC press release.

Click here to read a summary of the decision.

11th October 2013