The United Kingdom was “alarmed” by the human rights violation documented in the latest report by the U.N. Fact-Finding Mission (FFM), calling on Libyan authorities to “put an end to these violations and hold perpetrators to account.”
During the 52nd session UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday, Simon Manley, UK’s Permanent Representative to UN in Geneva, said the report’s findings are “deeply concerning”.
“In particular, we were alarmed that crimes against humanity may have taken place,” he said. “The Libyan authorities must put an end to these violations and hold perpetrators to account.”
He also called on Libyan authorities to “to clarify a transparent, proportionate and consistent registration process to allow civil society to operate freely and securely.”
On the other hand, Manley welcomed Libya’s initiative to table a resolution at the Council this session, including its request for capacity building and for expertise to strengthen its transitional justice system.
“We see this as a positive indication that Libya will take forward the recommendations of the FFM and encourage them to begin implementation immediately, with support from the OHCHR.”
According to the UN Human Rights Council, the draft resolution A/HRC/52/L.33 on technical assistance and capacity-building to improve human rights in Libya was adopted without a vote.