UN General Assembly Vice-President: Libya
Mission of the General Assembly:
|Human rights organizations have seen both the ruling government and opposition forces potentially committing war crimes, including indiscriminate attacks on residential areas and migrant detention centers.|
Source: CNN, July 3, 2019. Photo: A migrant camp in Libya.
"13. The General Assembly shall initiate studies and make recommendations for the purpose of:
a. promoting international co-operation in the political field and encouraging the progressive development of international law and its codification; Term of office: 2020-2021 Libya's Record on "the realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion":
b. promoting international co-operation in the economic, social, cultural, educational, and health fields, and assisting in the realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion." ("UN Charter")
"Significant human rights issues included arbitrary and unlawful killings, including of politicians and members of civil society, by armed groups...; forced disappearances; torture perpetrated by armed groups on all sides; arbitrary arrest and detention; harsh and life-threatening conditions in prison and detention facilities, some of which were outside government control; political prisoners held by nonstate actors; unlawful interference with privacy, often by nonstate actors; undue restrictions on free expression and the press, including violence against journalists and criminalization of political expression; widespread corruption; trafficking in persons; threats of violence against ethnic minorities and foreigners; criminalization of same-sex sexual orientation; and use of forced labor. Impunity from prosecution was a severe and pervasive problem..."
(U.S. State Department's Country Report on Human Rights Practices 2019, Libya)