Resolution on the Immediate Lifting of Sanctions Imposed on Libya - ACHPR/Res.55(XXIX)01


The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, meeting at its 29th ordinary session in tripoli, the great socialist people's libyan arab jamahiriya, from 23rd april to 7th may 2001:

Having considered the evolution of the Lockerbie case and in particular the fact that the Government of Libya has complied fully with the resolutions of the United Nations;

Bearing in mind that the sanctions imposed on Libya has seriously affected the enjoyment by the people of Libya of the rights enshrined in the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights;

Taking note of the motion on the Lockerbie affair adopted by the Assembly of the OAU Heads of State and Government, meeting at its 5th Extraordinary Session held on 1st and 2nd March 2001 in Sirte, The Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya ;

Bearing in mind the relevant OAU resolutions and decisions and those of other international and regional organisations;

1. Notes with satisfaction the motion on the Lockerbie affair adopted by the Extraordinary Session held on the 1st and 2nd March 2001 in Sirte, the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

2. Urges the Security Council of the United Nations Organisation to consider the immediate lifting of sanctions imposed on Libya.

3. Decides to monitor all further aspects of the legal proceedings initiated in the Lockerbie affair in conformity with the principles of the right to a fair trial.

Done in Tripoli, 7th May 2001