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International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan Thursday revealed a new four-pronged investigation strategy for the ongoing investigation into the situation in Libya to the UN Security Council. The ICC investigation focuses on alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Libya since protests erupted against Muammar Gaddafi’s government in February 2011. The [...]

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The UN General Assembly voted Thursday to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council over its concern regarding reports of “gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights” and “violations of international humanitarian law” against Ukraine. Russia is now the second country ever to be suspended from the Human Rights Council, following the [...]

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The United Nations announced Monday that a fact-finding mission in Libya revealed likely crimes against humanity and war crimes. The UN Human Rights Council ordered the investigation in June 2020 in response to “chaos and conflict” after 2011 ousting of President Muammar Gaddafi. Libya is now controlled by the warring Government of National Accord (GNA) and [...]

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On Friday the United States and people who respect justice around the world lost a very special jurist, William Ramsey Clark (December 18, 1927 – April 9, 2021), a man unique among lawyers for his steadfast commitment to justice for all.  He served his country as the 66th Attorney General of the United States from [...]

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The Libyan parliament validated Wednesday an interim government mandated to reunite the fractured country after a decade of war and administer the December elections under an UN-backed peace plan. Abdulhamid Dbeibah, a billionaire businessman, was selected as an interim prime minister at a forum held by the United Nations in Geneva last month. Dbeibah submitted his [...]

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A Libyan appeals court on Wednesday sentenced  45 soldiers to death by firing squad for their involvement in murders that occurred during the 2011 uprising. The defendants were accused of opening fire  on a crowd of demonstrators calling for the end of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in the Abu Salim district of Tripoli, the nation’s capital. [...]

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International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN Security Council Wednesday that Libyan National Army Major Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli has not yet been arrested by Libyan national authorities, despite an ICC warrant issued in August 2017. The warrant for Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli was issued after he was accused of executing 33 [...]

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