UN appoints team to investigate human rights abuses in Libya

The UN Human Rights Council has appointed a three member international commission of inquiry to investigate alleged violations of human rights in Libya.

Sihasak Phuangketkeow

The appointment of the commission follows the ongoing conflict in the North African country between its leader Muammar Qadhafi and pro-democracy rebels.

Ambassador Sihasak Phuangketkeow is the President of the Human Rights Council.

“Now that the commission has been set up, I will have to contact the authorities in Libya to ask for their cooperation, to assist the task of the commission. The task of the commission to investigate all alleged violations of human rights, to establish the facts surrounding those alleged violations and also if possible to identify those who are responsible and to consider accountability measures. “

The team will be headed by Cherif Bassiouni from Egypt who is also a UN war crimes expert, Asma Khader, a human rights lawyer from Jordan and Philippe Kirsch from Canada who served as a judge and first president of the International Criminal Court.

The commission is expected to report to the council at its next session in June this year.

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