Published: Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hand over Gaddafi’s son ICC to Libya

The battle continues over which court should try the son of deceased Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
In the latest sign of a growing divide, the International Criminal Court on Friday rejected Libya’s bid to try Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and asked the nation to hand him over.
Libya has consistently challenged the ICC’s demand to try Gaddafi, saying the Hague-based court does not have jurisdiction in the case.
Gaddafi, who has been held in the Libyan city of Zintan since his capture in 2011, faces charges of crimes against humanity linked to the uprising that ousted his father about two years ago.
The pre-trial chamber of the court questioned Libya’s ability to prosecute the younger Gadhafi, saying the nation’s judicial institutions are not well-established following the uprising.
“The Chamber found that multiple challenges remained and that Libya continued to face substantial difficulties in exercising its judicial powers fully across the entire territory,” the court said in a statement.