An international lawyers commission has held a press conference this evening in The Hague, Holland in order to review accusations of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the commander of Dignity Operation militias, Haftar, and his fighters.
In a presser, one of the lawyers – Toby Cadman- who is from Britain, said that they had lodged a lawsuit at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes committed by Haftar-led militias.
He also added that ICC will give Libya special attention in 2018, adding that all of the lawyers have concrete evidence that Haftar is involved in war crimes in Libya.
The lawyer said that they had documented evidence from two incidents in 2014 and another in 2017, in which there were war crimes against humanity and war crimes, abstaining from saying where the incidents happened exactly, citing safety of the witnesses and those who contacted the team of the lawyers.
“We don’t know how long the lawsuit will take at the ICC, but we have provided the Prosecutor with vital evidence, and a group of statements and speeches said by Haftar and his forces in that regard.” The British lawyer, Cadman explained.
He added that the ICC is not sufficiently supported by the countries in its pursuit for the truth behind the war crimes in Libya, saying that he hopes that those countries would provide some assistance to the ICC at the New York meeting in next December.
“Now the ICC is working on low resources and limited funds as regards its search for facts and truths in the Libyan case,” Cadman remarked, explaining that those countries that criticized the ICC, should help it instead to get its work done.