Democracy Now: Security Council Backs Libya Sanctions, War Crimes Probe


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Geneva today for a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council on the Libya crisis. The meeting comes after the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a measure imposing sanctions on the Gaddafi regime.
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice: “Resolution 1970 is a strong resolution. It includes a travel ban and an asset freeze for key Libyan leaders, it imposes a complete arms embargo on Libya. It takes new steps against use of mercenaries by the Libyan government to attack its own people, and for the first time ever, the Security Council has unanimously referred an egregious human rights situation to the International Criminal Court.”

~ by wheresthemic on February 28, 2011.

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