UN mission welcomes mandate extension of Libya fact-finding mission

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 12 Oct 2021, 03:20 PM
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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Monday welcomed the extention of the mandate of the Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) of the UN Human Rights Council.

"UNSMIL welcomes the UN Human Rights Council's mandate extension of the Libya Fact-Finding Mission for nine months along with the presentation of its report to the council at its 50th session," UNSMIL said in a statement.

"The mission fully supports the work and findings of the FFM, which is critical to support Libyans' demands for truth, justice, and accountability, and calls on all actors, including member states, to support its mandate through providing information and any evidence of violations of international human rights and humanitarian law," the statement said.

The FFM was established by the UN Human Rights Council in June 2020 with a mandate to investigate alleged violations and abuses of international human rights law and international humanitarian law committed in Libya since 2016.

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