- Membership of international organizations — International organizations, practice and procedure — Responsibility of international organizations
The case presented the International Court of Justice with the possibility of reviewing the legality, or at least the legal effects, of a Chapter VII resolution of the Security Council in contentious proceedings brought by Libya arising out of its refusal to extradite two Libyan agents suspected by the US and UK of being responsible for the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am plane over Lockerbie in Scotland. The case did not reach the merits state but the earlier judicial stages, highlighted in this chapter, suggested that the judicial arm of the UN might have been prepared to review the actions of the executive arm.
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