Former ICC prosecutor's lucrative links with Libyan billionaire and ex-ally of Gaddafi

By and Hanneke Chin-A-Fo (NRC)

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Case ICC 01/11 started with something of a Kafkaesque touch. On February 25th, 2011, diplomats on the Security Council at the United Nations in New York were negotiating the final details of a resolution seeking to refer allegations of war crimes committed in Libya to the International Criminal Court (ICC). As the Libyan regime under Colonel Muammar Gaddafi had not ratified the 1998 treaty governing the ICC, only the leading UN members could activate the referral.