The Lockerbie Model
Michael P. Scharf
Case Western Reserve University School of Law; Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW, M. Cherif Bassiouni, ed., 3rd Ed, Transnational Publishers/Brill, 2007
Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-10
This piece, which will be published as a chapter in M. Cherif Bassiouni's three volume work, INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW (3rd edition, 2007), examines the creation and operation of the unique Scottish Tribunal in the Netherlands that prosecuted the Libyan intelligence officials accused of blowing up Pan American Flight 103 over Lockerbie in 1988. It critiques the judgment of the Tribunal and examines the diplomatic consequences. Finally, it evaluates the usefulness of this approach as a model for dealing with terrorist prosecutions in the future.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: Scottish tribunal, Pan Am Flight 103, Lockerbie, Libyan terrorists, Pan Am 103 Tribunal, Montreal Convention, Camp Zeist, Chapter VII resolution of UN Security Council
JEL Classification: K10, K14, K19, K30, K33, K41
Date posted: March 21, 2007
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