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Q&A: Libya and the International Criminal Court

Email On February 26, 2011, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 1970 by a vote of 15-0 referring the situation in Libya to the ICC. Under the Rome Statute, the ICC's founding treaty, the Security Council may refer a situation in any country to the ICC prosecutor under its Chapter VII mandate if it determines that the situation threatens international peace and security. I. The International Criminal Court (ICC) Libya Investigation 1. What is the source of the International Criminal Court's jurisdiction in Libya? 2. Is Libya required to cooperate with the ICC? 3. What…

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