UNSMIL welcomes appointment of independent experts to document allegations of human rights violation in Libya

In a recent development, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has appointed a team of independent experts to document allegations of human rights violations and abuses in Libya, a move that has been welcomed by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

Welcoming the appointment of the team that has Mohamed Auajjar of Morocco as the chairperson, Tracy Robinson of Jamaica and Chaloka Beyani of Zambia/UK, the UNSMIL said, “UNSMIL reiterates its strong support for a full and impartial investigation into alleged abuses and violations of international humanitarian and human rights law since the start of 2016.”

The UN High Commissioner said that the move was necessitated by the “deteriorating security situation in Libya and the absence of a functioning judicial system”. The UNSMIL said that the move was a timely once as it came during a period when Libyans needed the justice and accountability in serious terms.

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