NCHRL deplores govt's approach towards UN Fact-Finding Mission

NCHRL deplores govt's approach towards UN Fact-Finding Mission

December 07, 2022 - 13:23
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The National Committee for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) has accused the Libyan government of failing to cooperate with the United Nations Independent Fact-Finding Mission during its recent investigative task to the country.

The UN Fact-Finding team conducted a 5th investigation mission in Libya between the 20th of October and November 21st to assess alleged human rights violations and abuses committed by military and security forces.

In a statement Tuesday, the committee said that Libya's Foreign Ministry and Ministry of Justice have failed to facilitate the work of the UN teams.

According to the committee, the UN team was banned from entering several regions or meeting with victims, in addition, they were denied permission to visit prisons and temporary detention facilities run by the Libyan government.

The NCHRL considered such practices "a miscarriage of efforts" to achieve the rule of law and justice, end impunity, and improve the human rights situation in Libya.

It called on the Libyan authorities to fully cooperate with the UN Independent Fact-Finding Mission to Libya to help it overcome difficulties and make its task a success.

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