Libya and the Aerial Incident at Lockerbie: What Lessons for International Extradition Law?

Does concerted action taken by the U.N. Security Council against Libya bolster the international extradition process? Or do these resolutions represent little more than a new coat of legal paint on the same old political problems? This article seeks to answer these questions through an analysis of the nature of terrorism, the customary bases for jurisdiction and extradition, and the validity of Libya’s refusal to surrender the Lockerbie suspects.