Technical assistance

UN extends mandate of Libya fact-finding mission by 9 months – Libya Update News

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday extended the mandate of the fact-finding mission on Libya during its 50th session.

The council adopted, without a vote, a resolution on technical assistance and capacity building to improve human rights in Libya. This resolution stipulates the extension of the fact-finding mission for “a final non-extendable period of nine months to present its final recommendations”, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

The Netherlands, which is part of the Libyan Human Rights Working Group, welcomed the renewal of the fact-finding mission and congratulated the Libyan authorities for “their cooperation with the Mission”.

“The work of the FFM is indispensable on the path to lasting peace, justice and accountability for Libyathe Dutch mission to the UN said via Twitter.