The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, confirmed Wednesday that her office is mulling over getting the go-ahead for issuing new arrest warrants to apprehend whom she described as war criminals in Libya.
“Our office’s efforts are underway and have progressed remarkably in terms of being close to arrest suspects of war crimes in Libya.” Bensouda added.
In her statement, Bensouda said the implementation of the arrest warrants will be done in an irrevocable manner and at the right time, which will require well-organized efforts by different countries and good support from the UN Security Council.
“Libya is the ICC’s priority for the next year.” The ICC Prosecutor remarked.
She added that the ICC decided to boost the budget allocated to the Libya office as the shortage of financial support will negatively influence the wheeling forth of the investigations on crimes and other violations.
“Libyans deserve better from our part.” Bensouda continued.
The ICC, Fatou Bensouda, stated earlier this week that the ICC still possesses a judicial mandate in Libya, pointing out that the office is monitoring the situation in Libya on the ground and the investigation, though relatively slow, is underway, explaining that the ICC is going to issue arrest warrants soon.