UN / LIBYA MIGRANTS SLAVERY

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The United Nations (UN) Security Council condemned the slave trade of African migrants in Libya as “heinous human rights abuses which may also amount to crimes against humanity,” and called on those responsible to be held to account. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / LIBYA MIGRANTS SLAVERY
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DATELINE: 07 DECEMBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

07 DECEMBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Koro Besho, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nation and Security Council President:
“The Security Council expresses grave concern about reports of migrants being sold into slavery in Libya. The Security Council condemns such actions as heinous abuses of human rights which may also amount to crimes against humanity.”
4. Wide shot, delegation
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Koro Besho, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nation and Security Council President:
“The Security Council calls upon all relevant authorities to investigate such activities without delay to bring the perpetrators to justice and hold those responsible to account.”
6. Wide shot, delegation
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Koro Besho, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nation and Security Council President:
“The Security Council emphasizes that all migrants should be treated with humanity and dignity and that their rights should be fully respected, and urges the Libyan authorities and all Member States in this regard to comply with their obligations under international law, including international human rights law and international refugee law, as applicable.”
8. Wide shot, Security Council

STORYLINE:

The United Nations (UN) Security Council condemned the slave trade of African migrants in Libya as “heinous human rights abuses which may also amount to crimes against humanity,” and called on those responsible to be held to account.

The Council’s President and the Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN Koro Besho read a statement, saying the 15-member body expressed “grave concern” at reports of migrants being sold into slavery in Libya and emphasized that all migrants should be treated with humanity and dignity and that their rights should be fully respected.

The Council urged the Libyan authorities and all Member States to comply with their obligations under international law and stressed the need to transfer detainees to State authority. The Council also encouraged those authorities to reinforce cooperation with international organizations and UN agencies and to ensure full humanitarian access to detention centres.

The Council also welcomed statements by the African Union calling for an immediate end to such practices and by the UN Secretary General requesting United Nations actors to actively pursue the matter. Reaffirming support for the Action Plan for Libya, the Council emphasized that a stable Libya was the only way to help improve the living conditions of all people in the country, including migrants.
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