United Nations
Libya
Good governance and rule of law

An independent UN mission has released a new investigation attesting to the existence of evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Libya since 2016.

The mission’s experts stated that there is “reason to believe that war crimes have been committed in Libya, while violence perpetrated in prisons and against migrants in the country may amount to crimes against humanity.”

Noting that the Libyan judiciary is also investigating these crimes, the authors decided not to publish the list of “individuals and groups who may be responsible for the violations, abuses and crimes committed in Libya since 2016.”

Composed of three experts, Mohamed Auajjar, Chaloka Beyani, and Tracy Robinson, the mission collected hundreds of documents, interviewed 150 people and conducted the investigation in Libya, Tunisia, and Italy.