ICC orders the termination of the case against Muammar Gaddafi

Pre-Trial Chamber I orders the termination of the case against Muammar Gaddafi


 On 22 November 2011, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided to terminate the case against Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi.

The ICC Prosecution has requested the Judges to withdraw the warrant of arrest issued for Muammar Gaddafi because of the changed circumstances caused by his death. The Chamber recalled that the purpose of criminal proceedings is to determine individual criminal responsibility and that jurisdiction cannot be exercised over a deceased person.

Decision to Terminate the Case Against Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi (PDF, 200 KB)


For further information, please contact Fadi El Abdallah, Spokesperson and Head of Public Affairs Unit, International Criminal Court, by telephone at: +31 (0)70 515-9152 or +31 (0)6 46448938 or by e-mail at:


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