Libya: UN fact-finding mission pledges “Zero Impunity” for perpetrators of violations

Libya: UN fact-finding mission pledges “Zero Impunity” for perpetrators of violations

The Independent Fact-Finding Mission to Libya (FFML) will hold all those who committed crimes and human rights violations in Libya accountable, said chair of the UN mission Mohamed Aujjar.


Addressing the Human Rights Council convening in Geneva, the FFML chief said that by setting up this mission, the HRC has sent an important signal to the victims in Libya that the international community supports them in the quest for justice and accountability.


“We cannot let them down”, added Mr. Aujjar, stressing the importance of the Libyan Govt.’s support and the call of the Libyan civil society for accountability.


The mandate of the Fact-finding Mission on Libya is broad which provides a flexibility to consider a range of potential violations of human rights law and international humanitarian law committed by all parties in Libya since 2016, explained the Moroccan Former justice Minister.


The Fact-finding Mission on Libya had received reassurance that the Government of Libya would provide assistance and allow the Mission to travel to Tripoli and other areas under its territorial control, he said.
The Fact-finding Mission on Libya hopes to live up to its mandate and contribute to the improvement of human rights situation in the country, he stressed.


The FFML was established by the Human Rights Council on 22 June 2020, to document violations and abuses of international human rights and humanitarian law by all parties in Libya, since the start of 2016.


“This body of experts will serve as an essential mechanism to effectively address the widespread impunity for human rights violations and abuses committed, and can also serve as a deterrent to prevent further violations and contribute to peace and stability in the country”, had said the High Commissioner.

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