ICC prosecutor urges Libya’s warring parties to implement ceasefire agreement

The Libyan Address Journal

Fatou Bensouda, a prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), on Tuesday, urged Libya’s warring parties to implement their recent historic ceasefire agreement, calling it a “welcome concrete development” for a population that has been yearning for peace.

Bensouda made the appeal in her briefing to the United Nations (UN) Security Council, just weeks after the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) signed the deal in Geneva under the auspices of the UN.

“This is indeed a welcome concrete development. We call on the parties to assiduously implement the agreement to usher in the much-awaited peace and stability for the people of Libya,” Bensouda told the virtual meeting.

“Victims of atrocity crimes in Libya must be reassured that notwithstanding any ceasefire or future agreement, individuals alleged to be responsible for serious crimes falling under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court will be promptly arrested and surrendered to the court to face charges for their alleged crimes,” Bensouda added.