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UN report: All parties committed war crimes in Libya

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Al-Hussein: One of the attention-grabbing aspects is the complete impunity that still prevails in Libya and the systematic failure of the judicial system - Internet

A new report released by the United Nations, on Thursday, accused all parties in Libya of committing war crimes and other human rights violations during the past two years.

The report recommended holding the committers responsible and bringing them before the International Criminal Court. It stated that the armed group backing both rival Libyan governments and the Islamic State group (IS) committed violations that reach level of war crimes.

The report added that the violations included the execution of war captives, assassinations of women activists, torture on a large scale, sexual offenses, kidnappings, indiscriminate military attacks on civilian areas, health centers, ambulances and medical personnel, and child abuse.

The High Commissioner for Human Rights Commission at the United Nations, Raad Zeid Al-Hussein, said in a statement on Thursday, that “one of the attention-grabbing aspects in this report is the complete impunity that still prevails in Libya and the systematic failure of the judicial system.”

The report urges taking urgent steps to stop the proliferation of armed groups in Libya.