NCHRL demand Libyan authorities to disclose results of war crimes investigations

NCHRL demand Libyan authorities to disclose results of war crimes investigations

The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) has renewed its demand for the authorities in Libya to disclose the results of investigations into all gross violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, some of which amount to war crimes against humanity.

In a statement on the occasion of the Internationa Day for the Right to the Truth, NCHRL called on the Government of National Unity (GNU) to assume its full responsibility for enforcing the law, preserving people’s rights, and providing justice to the victims. The first thing that justice for the victims is to reveal the truth.

The Commission called on the Ministry of Justice to ensure that its offices are more closely monitored and informed of everything that is happening, and that those seeking justice and fairness find their way when resorting to it.

NCHRL called on the Office of the Attorney General to open comprehensive investigations into crimes of extrajudicial killing, and into crimes of collective punishment such as kidnapping, killing, displacement and assault on property, as well as seriously investigating gross violations of human rights, ending impunity and ensuring the protection of the rights of victims and those affected.

It recommended that the families and relatives of the victims continue to demand that the truth be revealed, and that they be more interactive and urgent in communicating with government agencies and human rights organizations, both local and international, to advocate and contribute to revealing the truth.