UN Fact-finding Mission led by Morocco’s Aujjar Completes First Visit to Libya

The UN Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya, chaired by Mohamed Aujjar, has completed a four-day visit to Tripoli during which it held high-level talks with Libyan governmental and judicial authorities on the human rights situation in the country, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Friday in Geneva. The mission, which also presented to the Libyan authorities updated information on its work, will submit its report to the UN Human Rights Council in October, said the Office of the High Commissioner in a statement reporting on the visit that ended Thursday. The Fact-Finding Mission was established by the Human Rights Council in June 2020 with a mandate to investigate allegations of violations and abuses of international human rights law and international humanitarian law committed in Libya since 2016. Due to the liquidity crisis related to the UN regular budget, the mission’s Secretariat did not become fully operational until June 2021. In addition to Aujjar, the mission included Chaloka Beyani and Tracy Robinson.