Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Tenth anniversary of agreement between Libya and Lockerbie families

Ten years ago today, lawyers acting for families of those killed in the Lockerbie disaster signed an agreement with the Libyan government under which, inter alia, compensation amounting in total to $2.7bn would be paid (in installments) and Libya would issue an acceptance of responsibility letter (as required in UN Security Council resolutions, particularly Resolution 731, 1992). The text of that letter, dated 15 August, can be read here. UN sanctions against Libya were eventually removed by the Security Council on 12 September.

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