UN / LIBYA ICC

06-Nov-2019 00:02:30
The International Criminal Court's (ICC) chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, told the Security Council that “the implosion of Libya must carry a heavy burden on the conscience of the international community” and should galvanize support for the Libyan authorities “to bring stability to the country, and an end to the cycle of violence, atrocities and impunity.” UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 06 NOVEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Tilt up, exterior United Nations headquarters

06 NOVEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. Wide shot, ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda sits down
4. Med shot, delegates
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court's (ICC):
“The implosion of Libya must carry a heavy burden on the conscience of the international community and galvanize meaningful action to assist the Libyan authorities to bring stability to the country, and an end to the cycle of violence, atrocities and impunity.”
6. Med shot, delegates
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court's (ICC):
“There has been an escalation of violence in Libya over the reporting period. Reports indicate that there have been a high number of civilian deaths, thousands of persons internally displaced, and a sharp increase in abductions, disappearances and arbitrary arrests across Libya.”
8. Med shot, delegates
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court's (ICC):
“The three ICC fugitives stand accused of grave international crimes. These crimes include the war crimes of murder, torture, cruel treatment and outrages upon personal dignity, and the crimes against humanity of persecution, imprisonment, torture, and other inhumane acts. My Office has reliable information on the current whereabouts of all three suspects. Yet, Mr Gaddafi, Mr Al-Tuhamy and Mr Al-Werfalli remain at large, and justice still eludes the victims of their alleged crimes.”
10. Med shot, delegates
11. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Elmahdi S. Elmajerbi, Permanent Representative of Libya to the United Nations:
“My government understands the assertions of the prosecutor vis-à-vis the slow pace of pursuing some suspects by the Libyan judiciary. This is attributed to the security situation in Libya as a result of military confrontations that calmed down but re-emerged in a vicious circle of violence, and also as a result of the unwholly offensive against Tripoli and its suburbs, carried out by Haftar forces. We recall that among suspects pursued by national judiciary and the ICC are those persons who no longer live on the territory of the Libyan state.”
12. Zoom out, Council
STORYLINE
The International Criminal Court's (ICC) chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, today (6 Nov) told the Security Council that “the implosion of Libya must carry a heavy burden on the conscience of the international community” and should galvanize support for the Libyan authorities “to bring stability to the country, and an end to the cycle of violence, atrocities and impunity.”

Bensouda reported that “there has been an escalation of violence in Libya” with “a high number of civilian deaths, thousands of persons internally displaced, and a sharp increase in abductions, disappearances and arbitrary arrests” across the country.

Regarding the outstanding arrest warrants for Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, Al-Tuhamy Mohamed Khaled and Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli, she said her Office “has reliable information on the current whereabouts of all three suspects,” all three “remain at large, and justice still eludes the victims of their alleged crimes.”

Libyan Ambassador Elmahdi S. Elmajerbi, for his part said, “my government understands the assertions of the prosecutor vis-à-vis the slow pace of pursuing some suspects by the Libyan judiciary. This is attributed to the security situation in Libya as a result of military confrontations that calmed down but re-emerged in a vicious circle of violence, and also as a result of the unholy offensive against Tripoli and its suburbs, carried out by Haftar forces.”

He added that “among suspects pursued by national judiciary and the ICC are those persons who no longer live on the territory of the Libyan state.”
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