The Libyan Prime Minister has announced the death of Libya’s former leader, Muammar el-Qaddafi. Qaddafi was wanted for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court and stood accused of directing deadly attacks against civilians in his country stemming back to mid-February of this year.
This news comes following reports that the city of Sirte had been captured from pro-Qaddafi forces marking what many hope will be the end of major fighting. Despite today’s news, many challenges remain including the protection of civilians, ensuring accountability, threats to security and the transition to democratic governance. We will continue to monitor the situation with a particular focus on civilian protection.