The trial in Libya of Saif Islam Gaddafi, he son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and other members of his regime failed to meet international fair trial standards, the United Nations said in a report on Tuesday.

GENEVA (Sputnik) – Saif Islam Gaddafi and several other officials, including the former Libyan prime minister and the head of the country’s intelligence services, were sentenced to death in July 2015.

"The trial in Libya of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and 36 other members of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s regime represented a major effort by the Libyan judiciary to hold people to account for crimes including grave human rights violations during the 2011 Revolution but ultimately failed to meet international fair trial standards," the United Nations said in a statement.

According to the United Nations, the case is the "most prominent effort" by the country’s judiciary to bring former regime officials to account for the crimes committed in the 2011 unrest and armed conflict. However, the violations of the due process included prolonged periods of detention amid allegations of torture.

"Holding perpetrators responsible for violations is vitally important but accountability should be the result of due process and a fair trial. This trial was a missed opportunity for justice and for the Libyan people to have the chance to confront and reflect on the conduct of the former regime," UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said, as quoted by the United Nations.

Source: Sputnik


Coalition for the International Criminal Court


The ICB wishes to inform you of the Official Announcement of the Master on International Criminal Justice created with the Rovira i Virgili University

4Th International Meeting Of Defence Offices

25 & 26 November 2016 London, United Kingdom



Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Dear Madam, Sir,

The Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon thank you again for your participation in the Fourth International Meetings of Defence Offices which were held in London, on 25th and 26th of November 2016.

Please find attached the Summary report of the Meetings in French, English and Arabic. 

You will also find attached the questionnaire on Defence Investigations, which we thank you for completing in the language of your choice, and sending back to us, if you have not already done so. As Johann said during the Meetings,your answers will be very useful in that they will illustrate the Guide to Investigations with concrete examples from you experience.

Thank you again for your participation and we hope to see you again in Nuremberg for the Fifth Meetings in 2017.

Kind regards,