Delegation of the European Union to the
UN and other international organisations in Geneva

HRC 45 - EU Intervention: Interactive Dialogue with fact-finding mission on Libya

Geneva , 05/10/2020 - 11:04, UNIQUE ID: 201005_9
Statements on behalf of the EU

Madame President,

The European Union welcomes the members of the Fact-Finding-Mission to their first dialogue with the Human Rights Council.

The EU remains very concerned about the human rights situation in Libya in the face of the many egregious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. We urge all sides to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law, in particular ensuring the protection of civilians, including refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons, and safe and unimpeded humanitarian access.  We call for accountability for crimes committed in Libya by all the parties and note the important role of the International Criminal Court in this regard.

Mr Chair,

We welcome the swift appointment of the FFM’s members and wish to assure you the full support of the European Union. You have an enormous task ahead of you. It is crucial that you be provided with the necessary funds, staff and time to implement your mandate.

Mr Chair,

Could you elaborate on how you see the cooperation between UNSMIL and your mandate?


Thank you Madame President

Editorial Sections: