UNSMIL welcomes establishment of Fact-Finding Mission to Libya

UNSMIL welcomes establishment of Fact-Finding Mission to Libya

Tripoli (UNA-OIC) – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has welcomed the establishment of an international Fact-Finding Mission to Libya (FFML), pursuant to a resolution adopted on Monday by the UN Human Rights Council.

Welcoming the establishment of the FFML, Acting UN Special Envoy for Libya Stephanie Williams said, “This mission is a powerful addition to ongoing efforts to bring about a new era marked by accountability for human rights and international humanitarian law violations, which is essential for peace after many years of impunity in Libya.”

The establishment of an investigative mechanism by the UN Human Rights Council is the simplest and strongest basis for promoting accountability in Libya, he stressed in a statement published Tuesday on UNSMIL official website.

“UNSMIL anticipates that the creation of this investigative mechanism will reinforce the work of the United Nations, Panel of Experts, and International Criminal Court in Libya, and also strengthen the capacity of national courts and other relevant entities in Libya to ensure that perpetrators of human rights violations are held accountable,” read the statement.

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