International Criminal Court Prosecutor Warns Libya War Crimes Will Be Prosecuted
The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Tuesday warned she "would not hesitate" to broaden her investigation into Libya war crimes amid intensified fighting near the capital Tripoli which killed at least 174
"No one should doubt my determination in this regard," Bensouda said in a statement.
Bensouda called on "all parties and armed groups involved in the fighting to fully respect the rules of international humanitarian law" including commanders.
At least 14 civilians were among those killed and 36 among the 758 people wounded in the fighting between pro-government forces and Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
Fighting in the southern outskirts of the capital has also displaced more than 18,000 people, according to the UN office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs.
His son, Seif al-Islam, 46, is being sought by the Hague-based ICC, with judges ruling earlier this month that a crimes against humanity case could be brought against him.
But the court has suffered several setbacks over recent years.
This including seeing some of its most high-profile suspects walk free and judges recently ruling against a request by Bensouda to probe war crimes committed in Afghanistan, including by US forces.