Interactive Dialogue on the Fact-Finding Mission in Libya
Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America
As Delivered by Mr. Jesse Lynch
UN Human Rights Council – 48th Session
Geneva, October 7, 2021
We thank the Fact-Finding Mission for its reporting on the situation of human rights in Libya despite the funding and Covid-19 related challenges.
Today’s dialogue highlights the need to continue this mandate with the support of the Libyan authorities. This reporting continues to support and promote the protection of women, human rights defenders, and civil society who are critical to this work and increasingly under threat and would not be possible without brave Libyans.
We also support victim-centered transitional justice efforts on the ground, as well as efforts to appropriately identify, protect and process remains and any other evidence found at mass graves in line with international forensic standards.
There can be no justice in Libya without accountability and progress toward the identification of the fate or whereabouts of the missing.
Question: How can we better support efforts to encourage collaboration with Libyan authorities and the Independent Experts?