The Situation in Libya (ICC)- Security Council, 9320th Meeting

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11-May-2023 01:55:15
The Council is scheduled to receive the biannual briefing of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor, Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, on the ICC's Libya-related activities.

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Thanks to dynamic investigations combined with a targeted approach, over the past six months the International Criminal Court has made significant progress in prosecuting alleged crimes against humanity committed in Libya, its chief prosecutor told the Security Council today.

“There is a cause for optimism” to finally deliver on the hopes and legitimate expectations of survivors in Libya, said Karim Khan. nbsp;Outlining milestones towards ensuring accountability for the most serious crimes committed over the past 12 years, he said the Libya Unified Team in his Office has carried out 20 missions, collecting over 500 items of evidence, including video and audio material, forensic information and satellite imagery; filed multiple new arrest warrant applications related to key lines of inquiry; and through a new evidence management system it is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to expedite investigative activities.

Moreover, the Team has significantly strengthened its cooperation with the United Nations Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya, which has directly supported the identification of additional witnesses. nbsp;

In the ensuing discussion, Council members welcomed progress documented in the Prosecutor’s most recent report — including the increased engagement with witnesses and survivors, collection of testimonial evidence and issuance of arrest warrants — and expressed support for the creation of a field office in Tripoli.nbsp;

The meeting began at 10:03 a.m. and ended at 11:55 a.m.
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