Switzerland and Libya have opened the settlement process of their dispute following the arrest and detention of Motassim Bilal Kadhafi (Gaddafi, Qaddafi), a.k.a Hannibal and his wife. Both States have agreed to submit their dispute to an arbitral tribunal so as to assess the legality of the methods used in the arrest of Hannibal Kadhafi and his wife in Geneva, July 2008. The content of the agreement is available on the website of the Swiss Confederation.

Let us briefly sum up the facts that created this dispute. In July 2008, Hannibal Kadhafi and his pregnant wife Aline came to Geneva where Aline intended to give birth. They were arrested at the hotel President Wilson by the Police forces, for having allegedly beaten two of their employees.

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