African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights considers slavery situation in Libya “shameful”

Praia, Dec 15 (Inforpress) – The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, said on Thursday that the sale of migrants “enslaved as slaves” in Libya is a real shame, but regrets that it can not intervene in own initiative.

Angelo Matusse, the judge of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, made these remarks at the city of Praia, in statements to the press following an audience with the interim head of State, Jorge Santos, and regreted that to date has not received any request to that effect.

As Angelo Matusse emphasized, despite this regrettable and shameful situation, the court can not “hand over” the issue without a concrete request, “even if the violation of human rights is very cruel and inhuman.”

“Since Libya is an African State and a member of the African Union, it may have lacked some preconditions for any citizen who feels hurt by this situation to address the African Court because one of the requirements of the Court’s admissibility is that the State against which a citizen will complain has rectified the protocol establishing the Court, but also the statement”, he stressed.

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