International observer mission of the President of the International Progress Organization, Dr. Hans Koechler, at the Scottish Court in the Netherlands ("Lockerbie Court")


INTRODUCTION


UNITED NATIONS AND I.P.O. DOCUMENTS

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Secretary-General welcomes United Kingdom invitation to send UN observers to trial of suspects in Lockerbie bombing (UN Press Release, 30 Oct. 1997)

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Security Council resolution 1192 (1998)

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Nomination of international observers by the Secretary-General of the United Nations

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United Nations news release on the appointment of international observers

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I.P.O. news releases

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Dr. Hans Koechler's report on the verdict passed by the Scottish Court

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Answer by Dr. Hans Koechler concerning misunderstandings and conflicting interpretations of his report

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Dr. Hans Koechler's report on the appeal proceedings at the Scottish Court

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Dr. Hans Koechler's statement on the agreement between the United States, the United Kingdom and Libya

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Information concerning the status of Prof. Hans Koechler as international observer

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Lockerbie revelations: statement by Dr. Hans Koechler on reports in the Scottish and British media

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Dr. Hans Koechler's statement on the controversy between Libya and the EU over  issues of criminal justice

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Dr. Hans Koechler's statement on the referral of the case of Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed Al Megrahi to the High Court of Justiciary

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Statement by Dr. Hans Koechler on a key witness's admission of perjury before the Lockerbie court

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Statement by Dr. Hans Koechler on the withholding of evidence by the British government

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Statement by Dr. Hans Koechler on the applicability of the intergovernmental agreement concerning a Scottish Trial in the Netherlands to appeal proceedings

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Statement by Dr. Hans Koechler on the new Lockerbie appeal and the right to a fair trial

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Comment article by Dr. Hans Koechler: "The Lockerbie case and the obstruction of justice, or: justice delayed is justice denied"

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Statement by Dr. Hans Koechler on the release of the Lockerbie prisoner

 


MEDIA COMMENTARIES AND DEBATES

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List of international debates and media coverage

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Petra News Agency, Amman, Jordan: مراقب دولي: محاكمة لوكربي غير عادلة

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Debate of Dr. Koechler's report in the British Parliament (2001)

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Debate on question of jurisdiction in the British Parliament (2002)

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Private Eye, Special Report, London: "Lockerbie: the Flight from Justice"

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Alexander Cockburn: "Foreign Devil"

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William Paul: "Unfair, incomprehensible, irrational and arbitrary"

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Edward S. Herman: "The New World Order Rule Of Injustice"

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Al-Ahram Hebdo: "Le verdict est le résultat d'influences politiques"

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BBC NEWS: "Lockerbie verdict 'politically influenced'"

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BBC NEWS: "UN monitor decries Lockerbie judgement"

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Statement by  Tam Dalyell, MP in the House of Commons

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Dr. Jim Swire: "Should we doubt the Zeist verdicts?"

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Alex Ionides: "The Lockerbie Precedent"

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The Mail on Sunday, London: "Lockerbie bomber 'was convicted by planted evidence'"

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The Scotsman, Edinburgh: "Former police chief says Lockerbie evidence faked"

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T. H. Ford: "Why Only Silence Over The Lockerbie Frame-up"

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Manila Bulletin: "New evidence disputes Libyan responsibility in PanAm flight 103 blast"

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The Herald, Glasgow: "Distasteful political fix"

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The Times, London: "It's time to look again at Lockerbie"

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Sunday Express, London: "The Lockerbie 'cover-up'"

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The Mail on Sunday, London: "New investigation points to Lockerbie bomber retrial"

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Scotland on Sunday, Edinburgh: "Lockerbie retrial demand over new evidence"

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Daily Mail, London: "New evidence that could set free the Lockerbie bomber"

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The Herald, Glasgow: "How trial of the century ended as our worst embarrassment"

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The Observer, London: "Revealed: Lockerbie 'bomber' could go free"

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The Sunday Times, London: "Lockerbie police face 'plot' inquiry"

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Al Jazeera, People and Power, Doha: "Lockerbie bombing probe"

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The Scotsman, Edinburgh: "UN Lockerbie trial observer urges independent inquiry"

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Time Magazine, USA: "Re-Opening the Lockerbie Tragedy"

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Neue Rheinische Zeitung, Cologne, Germany: "Neues zu Lockerbie"

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The Firm, Glasgow: "Lockerbie: Attack or trick?"

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Le Pays, Burkina Faso: "Attentat de Lockerbie - la vérité a-t-elle rattrapé le mensonge?"

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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany: "Lockerbie-Attentat: Explosiver Widerruf"

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Gulf News, Dubai: "Was Libya framed for Lockerbie bombing?"

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جريدة الراية  (Al-Rayah), Doha, Qatar:  "اعترافات المهندس السويسري تقلب قضية لوكربي رأساً علي عقب "

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Le Figaro, Paris: "Lockerbie : et si la Libye était innocente ..."

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Edward S. Herman: "The New York Times on the Libya-Pan Am 103 Case: A Study in Propaganda Service"

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The Sunday Times, London, UK:  "UN observer says Scots law is flawed"

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Congressional Quarterly, Washington DC, USA: "Libya May Escape Final Judgment in Pan-Am 103 Case"

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Financial Times, London, UK: "Libya jail swap deal clears way for BP project"

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Sunday Express, London, UK: "Secret file points to 'cover-up'"

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Scotland on Sunday, Edinburgh, Scotland: "Truth revealed on Lockerbie bomb timer"

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The Sunday Times, London: "Lockerbie bomber hearing 'flawed'"

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The Firm Magazine, Glasgow: "Lockerbie accord sets out framework for future justice"

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BBC News, London: "Appeal court plans Lockerbie move"

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The Firm Magazine: "No limits on Skye as legal academics aim for new way ahead"

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Jerusalem Post: "New questions raised over Lockerbie bombing"

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FOCUS, Munich: "Lockerbie: Der rätselhafte Massenmord"

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US News & World Report: "20 Years Later, the Lockerbie Terror Attack Is Not as Solved as We Think"

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The Guardian, Manchester, UK: "Police coached Lockerbie witness to identify Libyan as bomber, appeal lawyers claim"

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Sunday Times of Malta: "Malta could have done more to reject Lockerbie claims - UN monitor"

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Mail on Sunday (Scottish Edition): "The truth about Lockerbie? That's the last thing the Americans want the world to know"

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The Independent, London, UK: "I saw the Lockerbie trial - and the verdict made no sense"

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The Daily Star, Beirut, Lebanon: "The Lockerbie decision: A long shadow"

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Al-Raya, Doha, Qatar: " الأسباب الحقيقية وراء الإفراج عن المقرحي" [The real reasons behind the release of al-Megrahi / Arabic]

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The Wall Street Journal, New York, USA: "Why Libya Welcomed Megrahi"

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BBC News, London, UK: "UN urged to investigate Lockerbie"

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Private Eye, London, UK: "Lockerbie latest"

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BBC News, London: "'Flaws' in key Lockerbie evidence"

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The Firm Magazine, Glasgow, UK: Editor's blog - "Bomber, bomber, bomber"

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BBC News: "UN observer: Lockerbie truth 'may not be uncovered'"

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Newsweek (USA): "More Twists in the Lockerbie Bomber Saga"

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Time (USA): "Five Questions About the Lockerbie Bomber's Release"

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The Firm Magazine, Glasgow, UK: "The Perception Filter"

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The Firm Magazine, Glasgow, UK: "Scotland's judicial coven"

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CNN (USA): "Lockerbie: Did someone else bomb Pan Am 103?"

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The Herald, Glasgow, Scotland: "How UK Government hid secret Lockerbie report"

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The Times, London, UK: "Has Scotland really swallowed this crazy conspiracy?"

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The Firm Magazine, Glasgow, UK: Police, Crown Office, Lord Advocate and Minister accused in widespread perversion of the course of justice over Pan Am 103

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Belfast Telegraph, UK: "Lockerbie bombing: If not Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, then who?"

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Deutsche Welle, Berlin, Germany: "Lockerbie mystery still raises questions after 25 years"

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Consortium News, USA: "The Crumbling Lockerbie Case"

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Die Welt, Berlin, Germany: "Die Ukraine erlebt gerade ihr Lockerbie"

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RIA Novosti, Moscow, Russia: "UN Observer Says Justice Subordinated to 'Power Politics' During Lockerbie Bombing Trial"

INTERNATIONAL LAW ISSUES/ DOCUMENTATION
 
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I.P.O. Committee of Legal Experts on U.N. Sanctions against Libya

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Security Council resolutions on the Lockerbie dispute

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Resolution of the Organization of African Unity

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Memorandum from the President of the I.P.O. to the President of the Security Council (1992)

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Statement on Security Council resolution 1192 (1998)

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Judgement of the International Court of Justice of 27 February 1998

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Agreement between the governments of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands concerning a Scottish Trial in the Netherlands (18 September 1998)

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UN General Assembly: Statement of the Libyan Foreign Minister on the Lockerbie case (2001)

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Debate in the British Parliament on the politicisation of courts (ICC ratification debate / lessons from Dr Koechler's Lockerbie trial report)

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Debate in the British Parliament on international aspects of the Lockerbie case

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OAU Summit 2002: Report of the Commission of Jurists on the Lockerbie Case

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Letter from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Libya to the President of the Security Council (15 August 2003)

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United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Memorandum Opinion and Order,  1 February 2007

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"The Preclusive Effect of the Lockerbie Criminal Convictions" by Roger Alford (2007)

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The Lockerbie Trial: A Documentary History

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The Lockerbie case: Documentation in Arabic

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L'affaire de Lockerbie devant la Justice écossaise by William Woll (French)

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Pan Am Flight 103 (Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia)

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Alternative theories of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 (Wikipedia)

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Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial (Wikipedia)

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Investigation into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 (Wikipedia)

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Hans Köchler's Lockerbie trial observer mission (Wikipedia)

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"Shadow over Lockerbie. The Issue of Evidence in Terrorism Cases" by C. Berg and F. R. Balbin

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"Flight into Darkness" (Film documentary by Al-Jazeera International)

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"Key Lockerbie Witness Admits to Perjury" by Ludwig De Braeckeleer

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"Lockerbie Appeal: Fragment of the imagination?" (Private Eye, October 2007)

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"Dealing with a 'Rogue State': the Libya Precedent" (American Journal of International Law, Vol. 101, No. 3, 2007)

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Petition to the British Prime Minister to support calls for a United Nations Inquiry into the death of UN Commissioner for Namibia, Bernt Carlsson, in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing

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"Politics and justice: the Lockerbie trial": ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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"Arab Ministerial Council Demands Release of Documents in the Libyan Citizen Case" (Resolution of the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers, 29 March 2008)

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Letter from Hans Köchler to British Foreign Secretary David Miliband concerning the new Lockerbie appeal (21 July 2008)

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Greshornish House Accord (16 September 2008)

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Hans Köchler, "The Lockerbie Trial and the Rule of Law" (National Law School of India Review, Vol. 21, 2009)

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"Lockerbie revisited": investigative film by Gideon Levy (Nederlands 2 /Dutch) (April 2009)

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FIRM magazine, Scotland: call for Pan Am 103 public inquiry (15 July 2009)

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"El Megrahi - das Bauernopfer der Lockerbie-Tragödie?": Austrian Wings. The Austrian Aviation Magazine (22 August 2009) (German)

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"Megrahi's Release: How Libya Was Framed for the Lockerbie Bombing" by Alexander Cockburn (CounterPunch, 1-15 September 2009)

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Open letter to the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations (September 2009)

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"Compassionate release in Scotland: the actual policy and the law" by Jonathan Mitchell QC

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"The Framing of al-Megrahi" by Gareth Peirce (London Review of Books, Vol. 31, No. 18, 24 September 2009)

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House of Lords, London, 12 October 2009: "Libya: Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi" (Question)

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"New investigation reports evidence of non-semtex explosion on Pan Am 103" (The Firm magazine, Glasgow, Scotland, 29 November 2009)

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BBC interview with Dr. Hans Köchler (21 July 2010)

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"The Quiet Storm":  The Firm: Scotland's Independent Law Journal -  Interview with Gareth Peirce (24 May 2011)

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Committee Justice for Megrahi: Letter to Scotland's Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill (13 September 2012)

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Ministry of Justice - Libya / Information and Documentation Centre

 


PUBLICATIONS RELATED TO THE I.P.O. OBSERVER MISSION

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The Lockerbie Trial. Documents Related to the I.P.O. Observer Mission

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Global Justice or Global Revenge? International Criminal Justice at the Crossroads

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Lockerbie and Libya. A Study in International Relations

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The Lockerbie Trial and the Rule of Law

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Responsibility to Protest / After Lockerbie: The Spokesman, Issue 106 (2009)

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Hans Köchler's Lockerbie Trial Observer Mission


Selected INTERVIEWS  

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People and Power, Al-Jazeera, Doha, 1 July 2007

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Rattansi & Ridley, Press TV, London, 3 April 2010

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Newsnight Scotland, BBC, Glasgow, 21 July 2010

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Inside Story, Al-Jazeera, Doha/Vienna, 22 July 2010

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Geopolitics & History, Arte TV, Germany/France, 18 February 2014


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