UK-LIBYA/Foreign Secretary Hague
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague made stop to UN Human Rights Council offering his country's position on Libya & Gaddafi and possible no-fly zone.
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William Hague, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, United Kingdom:
“The unanimous response to the crisis in Libya here in the Human Rights Council and at the United Nations Security Council is nothing short of remarkable. The international community came together in a way it has not done before. Setting aside differences in the face of a challenge to the very notion of what we instinctively regard as the basic rights of humankind, the right to be free from terror and oppression, the right to life and the right to raise, gather and express views without the dread of violent retribution."
4. Cutaway, delegates
5. SOUNDBITE (English) William Hague, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, United Kingdom:
“We have signalled that crimes will not be condoned, will not go unpunished, will not be forgotten and this is a warning to anyone contemplating the abuse of human rights in Libya or in any other country. Stay your hand, there will be a day of reckoning and the reach of international justice can be long.”
6. Cutaway, Human Rights Council
7. SOUNDBITE (English) William Hague, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:
“We have to see how a 60-day ban can be implemented but we’re very sympathetic to that. Clearly, I mentioned earlier that the importance of stopping the flow of finance into the regime and that proposal if we can work at it successfully could be part of that. On the question of a no fly-zone, many options are on the table, but we have to remember in order to have that in place we would have to have very strong international support and means of enforcing it and that it would have clear objectives and be effective in saving lives.”
8. Pan right, Palais des Nations
British Foreign Secretary William Hague warned that imposing a no-fly zone to prevent further repression in Libya would need “very strong international support and the means to enforce it.”
Speaking at a press conference on Monday after a meeting of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council in Geneva, Hague said there were “'many options on the table.”
Earlier, Hague addressed the Human Rights Council (HRC), telling delegates that the unanimous response to the Libyan crisis in the HRC and at the UN Security Council was “nothing short of remarkable.” He noted that the international community had come together “in a way it has not done before.”
He also said that the international community had signalled that crimes would not be condoned or go unpunished, sending a warning to anyone contemplating the abuse of human rights in Libya or in any other country, “stay your hand, there will be a day of reckoning and the reach of international justice can be long.”
Year of Production: 2011
Length: 2 mins
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- Muhamed Sacirbey, UNTV
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