The Committee was formed in early 1992
with the purpose of undertaking a
analysis of the sanctions imposed on Libya by the
UN Security Council in connection with
the midair explosion of PanAm flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
At its meetings in Geneva and New York, the Committee presented specific
recommendations for the settlement of the
"Lockerbie dispute" between the United
States, the United Kingdom and Libya. On 1 December 1994 a specific proposal
was submitted to the President of the Security Council. In a declaration
issued on 3
September 1998, the Committee warned that a fair trial may not be possible
"in the highly politicized framework established by the Security
Council resolution of 28 August 1998."
Geneva Declaration of Legal
Experts on U.N. Sanctions against Libya (23 May 1992)
New York Declaration of Legal Experts on U.N.
Sanctions against Libya (1 December 1994)
Security Council resolution 1192 (1998) (3 September 1998)