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Postponed - visit to Libya by the UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries

GENEVA (21 May 2012) – The country visit to Libya by the United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries, scheduled for 21-25 May, 2012, has been postponed due to technical reasons. Information on the new dates of the visit will be announced to the media as soon as available.


The Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination was established in 2005 by the then Commission on Human Rights. It is composed of five independent experts serving in their personal capacities: Ms. Faiza Patel (Chair-Rapporteur, Pakistan), Ms. Patricia Arias (Chile), Ms. El¿bieta Karska (Poland) and Mr. Anton Katz (South Africa) and Mr. Gabor Rona (United States/Hungary). Learn more, log on to: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Mercenaries/WGMercenaries/Pages/WGMercenariesIndex.aspx

Read the Working Group’s report to the UN General Assembly: http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N11/477/70/PDF/N1147770.pdf?OpenElement

UN Human Rights, country page – Libya: