The UN Human Rights Council today told the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to gather information on human rights abuses in Libya so as to be able to initiate proceedings against those responsible. This decision to choose to focus on Libyan case is a result of Haftar acts, he had been accused of war crimes. ICC (International Criminal Court) had been duly criticized for it lack of willingness on the case. Today’s decision also follows tweets yesterday from UN special envoy Martin Kobler that the UN had raised alarms about human rights violations not only in Benghazi but also in the west of the country and that it was “following on them”.
The Prosecutor’s office of CPI (international Criminal court) made a statement in which declared that <The information was registrd on the register of the communication of the office and will receive all the deliberate attention, according to the measures of the Statue of Rome of the international Criminal Court>. The answer of the International Criminal Court coincides with the position of the Hugh commissioner of ONU in Human Righs, Zeid Ra’ al Hussein, who asked for the establishment of a commission of inquiry about the violations of human rights perpetrated by RDC government, after the discovery of three mass graves in Kasaï and Lomami. There is also a video element showing a group of soldiers in Armed forces of RDC uniforms, equipped with firearms, receiving instructions to hit the victims. Afterword Commander order to open the fire on not armed civilians. Joseph Kabilia has never reacted to the assertions of violations of Human rights neither in condolance with the victims.
Today Amnesty International renewed its call for a UN investigation about a suspected use of chemical weapons by Sudanese government durign an attack in Darfur. Amnesty did already report, in september 2016, the evidence that government used chemical weapons in Darfour (between January and August 2016), but the UN’s Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) at that time said that there weren’t enough informations to draw conclusions. Amnesty’s report contained 100 pages, including photos of children with chemical burns, displaced people, destroyed villages, interviews and chemical weapon’s expert’s analysis. President Omar al-Bashir defined Amnesty’s report’s accusations as “empty lies”. The attack, according to Amnesty, was a military operation against the rebel Sudan Liberation Army, accused by the government to attack civilians. The conflict in Darfur between ethnic minority groups and Bashir’s government started in 2003. Since then 300,00 people have been killed, and 2.5 million are displaced. Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes and genocide charges, but he denies the accusations and insists that Darfur conflict has ended.