Independent Fact-Finding Libyan Mission - by Stephen Lendman
Joint report exposed NATO crimes but still fell far short.
A joint report was released by the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR), Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), and International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC).
Their mission investigated alleged widespread international law violations since mid-February 2011. Its mandate included investigating those committed by:
- the former government;
- NATO; and
It also sought to identify human rights issues, requiring Lybian and international attention.
Investigators included "leading international jurists and lawyers with expertise in international human rights law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, transitional justice, and the development of legal systems in post-conflict environments."
Information obtained from witnesses, victims, and other parties were kept confidential unless already revealed and available.
Investigations weren't meant to be comprehensive. Rather, the mission tried "to convey the considered observations of its members, in order to facilitate, and prompt, the work of other bodies and authorities."
(1) Raji Sourani: PCHR Director, Arab Organization for Human Rights President (AOHR), International Federation for Human Rights Vice President, Executive Committee of the International Committee of Jurists member, as well as other credentials.
(2) Amin Mekki Medani: Sudanese lawyer and former AOHR President. He also held various UN posts.
(3) Mohsen Awad: former AOHR Secretary-General and Egyptian Human Rights Council member.
(4) Amina Bouayach: Moroccan Organization for Human Rights President and International Federation for Human Rights Vice President.