Event: Advancing accountability for human rights violations and abuses in Libya

The ICJ, together with the Netherlands, Finland and Swiss missions to Geneva, OHCHR and other NGOs invite you to a panel discussion on Advancing accountability for human rights violations and abuses in Libya at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

The event takes place on Friday 20 September 2019, at 15:00 – 16:30, Room XXIII, in the Palais des Nations.

With the onset of armed conflicts in Tripoli and surroundings on April 4, 2019, human rights violations and abuses have become more entrenched in Libya. There is now an urgency to discuss appropriate means to strengthen the rule of law in Libya and break the cycle of impunity prevailing in the country. The United Nations Human Rights Council can play a vital role in this process by establishing an independent international investigation into violations and abuses of human rights in Libya with a view to future accountability.

The event will be opened by Geoffrey van Leeuwen, Director for Middle East of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, moderated by Bahey Eldin Hassan, Director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, and feature:

Elham Saudi, Director – Lawyers for Justice in Libya

Ghassan Salamé, Special Representative of the Secretary-General & Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya – via video link

Francesco Motta, Chief of OHCHR Asia, Pacific, Middle East & North Africa Branch

Said Benarbia, Director of the Middle East & North Africa program, International Commission of Jurists

Salah Al Marghani, Lawyer, human rights activist & former Minister of Justice for Libya

Bruno Stagno Ugarte, Deputy Executive Director for Advocacy – Human Rights Watch

A flyer for the event is available here.