The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy and the Pursuit of Justice

Stuart H Newberger, author and international lawyer
Kaveh Moussavi, human rights lawyer
Dan Sarooshi, Professor of International Law, Oxford
Rebecca Mooney, Associate Fellow, Oxford Law Faculty and Member of Wolfson College

In this podcast, international lawyer Stuart H Newberger discusses his book The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy and the Pursuit of Justice, which tells the inside story of his fight for justice for the 170 forgotten victims of the terrorist plot hatched by Colonel Gaddafi that brought down UTA Flight 772, just months after the infamous Lockerbie disaster.

The author reveals for the first time how French investigators cracked the case of one of the deadliest terror attacks in history, meticulously piecing together the thousands of fragments of the destroyed plane found in the Sahara Desert and tracing a timing device found amid the wreckage directly to the Libyan Head of Intelligence.

Recounting the courtroom battle to bring litigation against the Libyan state, he argues that, “while the Lockerbie disaster became the main diplomatic, legal, and political tool to bring Libya into line, the ‘forgotten flight’ was what ultimately enabled Gaddafi to be held to account”.