By Libya Herald reporter.
Malta, 14 March 2015:
A discussion was held at an event on Thursday in Tunis on the ‘’accountability and . . .[restrict]human rights in Libya’’.
The event was co-hosted by the Embassy of Canada to Libya and the Embassy of the Netherlands to Libya and was held at the offices of the Embassy of Canada in Tunis.
The event featured a screening of a feature documentary film “The Prosecutor” which follows the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Mr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, through the first trials of the ICC, as he and his team investigate and prosecute some of the world’s worst criminals for some of the world’s worst crimes.
The film explored a number of themes relevant to the situation in Libya, including the role of justice processes in a peace process, the issue of accountability, the challenge of impunity, and the difficulties of gathering evidence and building strong cases in countries wrecked by conflict and political divisions. The film asks: is the ICC a ground-breaking new weapon for global justice or just an idealistic dream?
Netherlands Ambassador, Hans Sandee, speaking after the screening, stressed that those who are responsible for gross human rights violations should be held accountable.
An interactive panel discussion then followed with three special guests: Ms. Magdalena Mughrabi-Talhami of Amnesty International, Ms. Jennifer Schense of the International Criminal Court, and Dr. El-Badri Sharif of the Libyan Constitutional Drafting Assembly.
Panelists offered their views on the human rights situation in Libya today and the struggle to ensure accountability. They also tackled questions from the audience on the reporting and documentation of serious human rights violations, how international justice systems may or may not apply to cases in Libya, and how accountability and justice might factor in the context of a Libyan peace process.
Attendees included representatives of Libyan civil society, non-governmental organizations, representatives of the international community, and the United Nations.
To learn more about the film, or to obtain a copy, see: https://www.nfb.ca/f…/prosecutor/trailer/prosecutor_trailer/ [/restrict]