The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor arrived today in Libya amid a dispute between the North African nation and the Hague-based court about who should try deposed leader Muammar Qaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam.
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said he’s gathering evidence that may lead to charging Libya leader Muammar Qaddafi with ordering the systematic rape of women considered enemies of his regime.
The African Union’s top official backed a push by Kenya to try six people suspected of instigating post-election violence in a domestic court, saying the International Criminal Court ’s pursuit of the case is undermining African support for the tribunal.
The prosecutor at the International Criminal Court said he’s in indirect contact with Saif al-Islam Qaddafi, the son and heir-apparent of the dead former Libyan leader, Muammar Qaddafi. He urged the fugitive to surrender.
The International Criminal Court ordered four Kenyans, including Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and fellow presidential candidate William Ruto, to face charges of crimes against humanity over post-election violence in 2008.
The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo , said he suspects Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi and some of his sons of crimes against humanity during the turmoil in the country and may request arrest warrants within months.
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said there are reasonable grounds to believe that Muammar Qaddafi ’s security forces committed war crimes and crimes against humanity since unrest in Libya began in February.
The International Criminal Court requested charges of crimes against humanity be filed against six Kenyans, including Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta , over their alleged role in post-election violence in 2008.