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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Lockerbie Cases (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya v United Kingdom and United States of America)

Andreas L Paulus, Anne Dienelt

Subject(s):
Aut dedere aut judicare — Compensation

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 On 21 December 1988 270 people were killed by the explosion of a bomb bringing down Pan Am flight 103 over the small town Lockerbie in Scotland. The Lockerbie Cases before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) deal with the request made by the United States of America (‘US’) and the United Kingdom (‘UK’) to Libya to surrender two Libyan citizens, Abdelbaset Aliu Mohmed Al Megrahi and Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah, who were charged by the British Lord Advocate and a US Grand Jury for their involvement in the case. The two suspects were alleged to be intelligence...
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