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08 Feb 2018 description

I am deeply concerned by reports that unidentified persons detonated two car bombs outside the Baya'at al-Radwan mosque in the Al-Salmani district of Benghazi, Libya on the evening of 23 January 2018, killing at least 34 people, including children, and wounding over 90 others.

I am equally appalled by photographs and video made public on 24 January 2018, that purportedly show Major Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf al-Werfalli executing 10 persons in front of the Baya'at al-Radwan mosque, in what appears to constitute retaliation for the cowardly bombings of 23 January 2018.

19 Aug 2017 description


Situation: Libya
Case: The Prosecutor v Mahmoud Mustafa Busyf Al-Werfalli

Today, 15 August 2017, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or "Court") issued a warrant of arrest for Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf AL-WERFALLI ("Mr Al-Werfalli") allegedly responsible for murder as a war crime in the context of the non-international armed conflict in Libya.

11 Dec 2014 description


​Today, 10 December 2014, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a finding of non-compliance by the Government of Libya with respect to the non-execution of two requests for cooperation transmitted by the ICC, and decided to refer the matter to the Security Council of the United Nations.

25 Jul 2014 description

As Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court), I am deeply troubled by the escalating violence in the Situation in Libya. Recent reports of alleged attacks carried out against the civilian population and civilian objects in Tripoli and Benghazi are a cause for great concern. Such deplorable acts of violence must immediately cease.

24 Jul 2014 description


Situ​ation: Libya
Cas​​e: The Prosecutor v. Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah Al-Senussi

​Today, 24 July 2014, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) unanimously confirmed Pre-Trial Chamber I's decision which declare​​d the case against Abdullah Al-Senussi inadmissible before the ICC.

21 May 2014 description


Situation: Libya
Case: The Prosecutor v. Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah Al-Senussi

Today, 21 May 2014, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) delivered its judgment confirming the decision of the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber I declaring admissible the case against Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi. The Appeals Chamber's judgment was issued by majority, with a separate concurring opinion by Judge Sang-Hyun Song. Judge Anita Ušacka adopted a dissenting opinion.

10 Jul 2012 description


The Hague - In a major speech marking the 10th Anniversary of the International Criminal Court, delivered in The Hague on 9 July, Foreign Secretary William Hague of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland announced a donation of half a million British Pounds to the ICC Trust Fund for Victims. It is the second year in a row that the UK is making such a significant donation.

02 Jul 2012 description

On 2 July 2012, the Libyan authorities released the four ICC staff members who were detained in Zintan, following their visit to Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi on 7 June. The ICC President, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, who travelled today to Zintan, welcomed the Libyan decision to release them.

25 Jun 2012 description


On Friday, 22 June 2012, Mr. Abdelaziz Al-Hassadi, Attorney General of Libya, heading a high level Libyan delegation, visited the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague (Netherlands) where he met with the ICC President, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, the ICC Registrar Silvana Arbia, and other ICC officials to discuss the situation of the four ICC staff members held in Zintan, Libya, following their mission to visit Saif Al-islam Gaddafi, who is subject toprosecution before the ICC for alleged crimes against humanity.

15 Jun 2012 description


On Tuesday, 12 June 2012, an ICC delegation, together with the Ambassadors of Australia, Lebanon, Russia and Spain, had a brief meeting in Zintan, Libya, with the four ICC staff members detained since 7 June. The visit to Zintan was facilitated by the cooperation of the local authorities and the Public Prosecutor. During the meeting, which took place in the presence of the local authorities’ representatives, the ICC staff members indicated that they were in good health and well treated.

13 Jun 2012 description


The President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, Ambassador Tiina Intelmann, remains concerned over the deadlock in attempts to secure the release of ICC staff members who are on an official mission in Libya and have been detained since 7 June.

13 Dec 2011 description

Tiina Intelmann, President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, introduced the institution’s newly elected Prosecutor, Fatou B. Bensouda, at a Headquarters press conference today.

The Assembly elected Ms. Bensouda earlier today at the start of its tenth session, which is scheduled to run through 21 December, after a year-long nomination process. A Gambian national and the Court’s Deputy Prosecutor, she would replace current Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo when he steps down next June after nine years.

05 Dec 2011 description

Assembly of States Parties

Tenth session

New York, 12-21 December 2011

I. Introduction

  1. The present report provides an overview of the activities of the International Criminal Court (the “Court”) during the period 11 October 2010 to 3 October 2011.

22 Nov 2011 description


Today 22 November 2011, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) arrived in Tripoli, Libya. Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and Deputy Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda lead a delegation which will meet with Libyan authorities as part of coordination efforts following the arrest of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and unconfirmed reports regarding the arrest of Abdullah Al-Senussi.

09 Nov 2011 description


1. On 26 February 2011 the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1970 (2011), referring the situation in Libya since 15 February 2011 to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and stressing “the need to hold to account those responsible for attacks, including by forces under their control, on civilians.”

27 Oct 2011 description

Le 26 octobre 2011, le juge Sang-Hyun Song, Président de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI), a présenté le septième rapport annuel de la CPI à l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies. « Avec deux nouvelles enquêtes et plusieurs nouvelles affaires, la Cour est plus occupée que jamais », a‑t‑il déclaré, ajoutant que le soutien international en faveur de la Cour n’a cessé de grandir et que les États parties au Statut de Rome sont désormais au nombre de 119.

22 Aug 2011 description


On 22 August 2011, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno-Ocampo spoke to authorities of the Transitional National Council. The Transitional National Council explained the efforts to stabilize the situation in Tripoli and in all the country establish security and control any attack against the civilian population.

The Prosecutor is committed to support such efforts, by pursuing his mandate to investigate and prosecute cases to contribute to the prevention of the crimes under the jurisdiction of the Court.