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Why impunity for war crimes could jeopardise Libya’s road to peace

The first results of a probe from Libya’s Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) commissioned by the UN Human Rights Council, which were released in early October, found...

The report chronicled accounts of rights violations ranging from arbitrary detention to torture, murder, slavery, sexual violence, the recruitment of child soldiers, and mass killings.

  • Alessandra Bajec
  • The New Arab

The FFM found that “all parties to the conflicts, including third states, foreign fighters and mercenaries, have violated international humanitarian law”, and “some have also committed war crimes”.

The UN-appointed mission stressed that vulnerable persons such as migrants, refugees, and…

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