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UN appoints mission to investigate human rights abuses in Libya

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has appointed an expert mission to document the human rights violations that continue to be committed in Libya “in a climate of utter impunity”, including analyzing the insecurity and lack of a judicial system .

Abuses that have occurred or continue to occur in the Maghreb country include extrajudicial executions, torture and ill-treatment, gender-based violence, sexual abuse, kidnappings, enforced disappearances and incitement to violence on social networks.

The UN Human Rights Council approved the deployment of this mission on June 22nd and now Bachelet has confirmed that it will consist of Mohamed Auajjar from Morocco, Tracy Robinson from Jamaica and Chaloka Beyani, who are dual Zambian and British citizens. .

UN appoints mission to investigate human rights abuses in Libya
UN appoints mission to investigate human rights abuses in Libya

“This group of experts will serve as an essential mechanism to combat the widespread impunity for human rights violations committed and can also act as a deterrent to new violations and contribute to the peace and security of the country,” said Bachelet.

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