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Libya: UN rights chief urges authorities to implement recommendations of independent fact-finding mission in the country without delay

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News briefing

Translated and edited by: Committee for Justice

Geneva: March 15, 2023


The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, called on the Libyan authorities to implement the recommendations of the final report submitted by the Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya without delay, and to cooperate with the UN bodies.


Invitations to cooperate with UN bodies:


In his speech before the Human Rights Council, outlined his concerns in over forty countries, and a number of Arab countries, including Libya, stressing the need for the authorities there to cooperate with the UN actors in the country.

Türk emphasized that the spread of violence by armed actors, the long-term political stalemate, and the increasing restrictions on civic space have all led to the destruction of people’s lives and severe damage to human rights.


Decisive steps to provide justice and fairness:

The UN Fact-Finding Mission on Libya has said earlier that the authorities must take decisive steps to provide justice and redress the huge number of victims who suffer from long-term violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.

“The families of these victims have waited too long for justice,” said the head of the FFM, Mohamed Auajjar, adding: “The Libyan authorities owe it to them to share information about their loved ones, to meet them and to provide them with answers. Silence is not acceptable.”

The FFM regretted that its experts were not able to meet with the Public Prosecutor to receive information on the many cases recounted by the victims and which are under his investigative, who also denied them visits to prisons and detention centers across the country, despite repeated request.

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