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International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
The situation in Libya referred to the ICC: Gaddafi could be tried for crimes against humanity, crimes must stop immediately
27 February 2011 – In a Resolution adopted on Saturday, February 26, 2011, the United Nations Security Council decided unanimously to refer the situation in Libya to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) welcomes the referral and hope that this action will have an immediate deterrent impact on the on-going commission of barbarian acts against the civilian population.
“It has been a bloody week for the Libyan people. We fully support the Security Council’s referral to the ICC. Gaddafi and his circle must be held to account for the systematic and indiscriminate murder of hundreds of civilians. We sincerely hope that the referral will have a preventive effect on further perpetration of crimes. We call upon the Libyan government to put an end to the elimination of protestants and civilians immediately”, said Souhayr Belhassen, FIDH President.