End of Gaddafi era: Impact on Libya's future
19 November 2011 Last updated at 22:32 GMT
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said that Libyan leaders have assured him that Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, will face justice in line with international standards.
The prospect of a trial comes as Libyans attempt to negotiate a new government for the country.
John Simpson reports on what impact the end of the Gaddafi era could have on the country's future.