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During his briefing to the Security Council concerning the court’s cases in Libya, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Karim Khan said that “in these types of crimes, we simply can't act alone.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 28 APRIL 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

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2. Wide shot, Khan walking to his seat, Security Council
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Karim A. A. Khan, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC):
“The binding reality is that in these types of crimes, we simply can't act alone. It's hubris to think that the ICC or any national authority very often can act alone when the crimes that seem to have taken place could constitute either genocide or crimes against humanity, war crimes. Structures are broken. Structures can't operate, witness protection becomes a real issue in so many parts of the world, and the way to improve and bend the arc towards justice is by working together independently, effectively, testing evidence received from any source, trying to make sure evidence is reliable, and there are many tried and tested forensic means to do that. But if we do so, I think we could fulfill our mandate with ever greater efficiency.”
4. Wide shot, Security Council
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Karim A. A. Khan, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC):
“There are challenges, the political situation, the security situation in Libya that the Libyan authorities are dealing with is difficult, it's dynamic, it is challenging. Of course, it has implications to investigations, but there are always different means with goodwill with imagination to try to make sure things move forward effectively. I have tried to be transparent in this report. I have set benchmarks; I will continue to set more benchmarks. So that hopefully, we can ensure that the important responsibility given by this council in resolution 1970 is vindicated and, even more importantly, that the victims and the survivors are not an afterthought, that we put them center stage and make sure that their rights are properly and fully vindicated to the best of our abilities.”
6. Wide shot, Security Council
7. SOUNDBITE (Arabic)Taher M. T. Elsonni, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Libya:
“In closing, we say that Libya will be able to achieve justice regardless of all the challenges it faces. And the biggest challenge that it is facing is the disability to enforce the law. And this requires your support for our national efforts to build establishment institutions, bolster stability, and end all forms of interference in Libya.”
8. Wide shot, Security Council

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During his briefing to the Security Council concerning the court’s cases in Libya, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Karim Khan said that “in these types of crimes, we simply can't act alone.”

He said, “It's hubris to think that the ICC or any national authority very often can act alone when the crimes that seem to have taken place could constitute either genocide or crimes against humanity, war crimes. Structures are broken. Structures can't operate; witness protection becomes a real issue in so many parts of the world.”

Khan noted that the way to improve and “bend the arc towards justice is by working together independently, effectively, testing evidence received from any source, trying to make sure evidence is reliable.”

He explained that there are challenges, “the political situation, the security situation in Libya that the Libyan authorities are dealing with is difficult, it's dynamic, it is challenging.”

Presenting his report, which reflects an extensive exercise of stock-taking conducted by his office about the situation in Libya, Khan said that he will continue to set benchmarks to ensure that “the victims and the survivors are not an afterthought, that we put them center stage and make sure that their rights are properly and fully vindicated to the best of our abilities.”

Taher M. T. Elsonni, Permanent Representative of Libya to the United Nations, said that “Libya will be able to achieve justice regardless of all the challenges it faces. And the biggest challenge that it is facing is the disability to enforce the law. And this requires your support for our national efforts to build establishment institutions, bolster stability, and end all forms of interference in Libya.”

The Council referred Libya to the ICC through resolution 1970 of 26 February 2011, which also invited the prosecutor to brief the Council on the status of investigations every six months.
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