TRIPOLI, Libya, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Crimes-against-humanity suspects Saif al-Islam Gadhafi and Abdullah al-Senussi likely will be tried first in Libya, The Tripoli Post reported Tuesday.
International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Campo, in Libya to meet with the country's Transitional Council, reportedly agreed Libya should be have the opportunity to try the son of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi and Senussi under its as-yet to be established judicial system, the Post reported.
However, Moreno-Campo said any judicial proceedings in Libya should be done with the help of the ICC, based at The Hague, Netherlands, and that ICC judges must be involved.
The ICC prosecutor said more discussions were needed to determine the best way for Libyan officials to keep ICC judges informed and involved.
Moreno-Ocampo, traveling with ICC Deputy Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, said Libya was obligated to cooperate with the ICC under U.N. Security Council resolution 1970, CNN said.
"The issue of where the trials will be held has to be resolved through consultations with the court," the prosecutor said. "In the end, the ICC judges will decide. There are legal standards which will have to be adhered to."
Gadhafi and Senussi were captured during the weekend.
The arrest of Gadhafi and Senussi "is a crucial step in bringing to justice those most responsible for crimes committed in Libya," Moreno-Ocampo said. "This is not a military or political issue, it is a legal requirement."