The Lockerbie Model

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW, M. Cherif Bassiouni, ed., 3rd Ed, Transnational Publishers/Brill, 2007

Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-10

9 Pages Posted: 21 Mar 2007  

Michael P. Scharf

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Abstract

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.

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

Suggested Citation

Scharf, Michael P., The Lockerbie Model. INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW, M. Cherif Bassiouni, ed., 3rd Ed, Transnational Publishers/Brill, 2007; Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=970350

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