U.S. Intervention for the Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya
Statement delivered by Sarah R. Creedon
Delegation of the United States of America
Human Rights Council 49th Session
March 30, 2022
Thank you, Mr. President,
We thank the Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) for its reporting on the human rights situation in Libya despite numerous challenges faced by the FFM in pursuing its work.
We share the FFM’s concerns regarding human rights violations and abuses and violations of international humanitarian law in Libya. We underscore the need for the international community to continue strong support for the FFM to help end the cycle of violence, promote accountability for perpetrators of human rights abuses, protect civic space, and promote respect for the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, and association.
The prolonged political transition resulting from delayed elections underlines the continued need for the FFM to monitor this crucial period.
Today’s dialogue highlights the need to continue this mandate with the support of the Libyan authorities to tackle impunity and give victims an opportunity to have their voices heard and their rights upheld.
Question: How can we support efforts to promote accountability and foster long-term peace and security in Libya?
I thank you.