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article imageCol. Gaddafi's family French lawyer to sue NATO through ICC

By Katerina Nikolas     Oct 29, 2011 in World
The family of the late Col. Gaddafi is planning to file a complaint with the International Criminal Court in the Hague regarding what they consider the NATO murder of the former leader.
French lawyer Marcel Ceccaldi who was engaged by the late Col. Gaddafi is now planning to file a complaint on behalf of Gaddafi's family with the International Criminal Court in the Hague. His intention is to sue NATO for the airstrike which hit the convoy carrying Gaddafi, thus leading to his violent death.
According to Hot Air Ceccaldi said “The willful killing [of someone protected by the Geneva Convention] is defined as a war crime by Article 8 of the ICC’s Rome Statute. Kadafi’s homicide shows that the goal of [NATO] member states was not to protect civilians but to overthrow the regime.”In June Gaddafi's daughter Aisha, who previously served on the defence council for Saddam Hussein, issued legal papers against NATO over the deaths of her brother Saif al-Arab, her daughter Mastoura, and two more of Gaddafi's grandchildren. The Guardian reported that the legal papers said "The target was a civil building inhabited by civilians and was neither a command post nor a military control [centre] of the Libyan regime," referring to the targeted home of Saif al-Arab which was struck by a NATO bomb whilst Col. Gaddafi was visiting on April 30.
An official at NATO has responded to Ceccaldi's plans by claiming NATO acted in full accordance with Security Council resolutions and were not aimed at any one individual, Al-Madina reported.
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