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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Libya
November 11, 2020

U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Libya,
36th Session, November 11, 2020

Read by Sean Garcia

The United States welcomes the Libyan delegation.

We recommend Libya:

1. Provide access to the UN Fact Finding Mission to credibly investigate human rights abuses and violations, including the mass graves at Tarhouna, and hold those responsible accountable.

2. Investigate all forced disappearances, and charge or release those arbitrarily or unlawfully detained.

3. Facilitate access for international NGOs and UN bodies to mass grave sites and detention centers. Protect detainees from violence, exploitation, and abuse by smugglers, and hold those responsible for such acts accountable.

4. Amend Presidency Council Decree 286 of 2019 to respect freedom of association.

We are concerned by reports of targeted assassinations and abductions of civil society activists. We express concern about contamination by mines and booby traps around Tripoli, the massacre of migrants in Mizda, and the unlawful recruitment and use of child soldiers by the GNA and the LNA.