ICC Warrant Issued for Gaddafi

Via the BBC: Libya: ICC issues arrest warrant for Muammar Gaddafi

The court had accused him of crimes against humanity and of ordering attacks on civilians after an uprising against him began in mid-February.

The Hague-based court also issued warrants for two of Col Gaddafi’s top aides – his son Saif al-Islam and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanussi.

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Comments

  1. Dave Schuler says:

    I wonder if the ICC think that this will encourage him to leave Libya?

  2. Ben Wolf says:

    We don’t answer to the ICC, I don’t see why Ghaddafi should.

  3. James Joyner says:

    Answering Dave’s question, this is another in a series of stupid moves on this front by the international community. The answer to entrenched dictators is a golden parachute, not months of war and faux arrest warrants. All this does is force him to dig in, as he has no good alternatives.