01 Sep David Kaye on What to Do With Qaddafi
David Kaye has an interesting compromise proposal on what to do with Qaddafi.
Some argue that the new Libyan government would be legally bound to transfer Colonel Qaddafi and his associates to The Hague. Others argue that the I.C.C. must defer to Libyan authorities if they are willing and able to try Colonel Qaddafi fairly in their own courts. A better option should satisfy both I.C.C. partisans and the new leaders of Libya: allow the I.C.C. to try those indicted, but to do it in Libya.
I guess that in principle, there is nothing in the Rome Statute that prevents this from happening. Logistically, it seems a nightmare (uh, an expensive nightmare). Still, it might be time for ICC folks to start packing for Tripoli.