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Qaddafi Lawyer Says ICC Has No Jurisdiction in Libya

June 28, 2011

June 28 (Bloomberg) -- The International Criminal Court has no jurisdiction in Libya as the country never signed or ratified the treaty that created the body, said Themba Langa, a South African lawyer representing Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi and his government.

Qaddafi has immunity as head of state based on international customary law, Langa said in an e-mailed statement from Johannesburg today.

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