UN Security Council Resolutions Imposes Sanctions, No Fly Zone and Refers Libyan Situation to ICC

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Sunday, May 1, 2011
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
27
Issue: 
5
Abstract: 
On February 26, 2011, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 1970 (2011) under Article 41 of the Charter’s Chapter II, referring the situation of “gross and systematic violation of human rights” in Libya to the International Criminal Court (ICC) while imposing an arms embargo on the country and a travel ban and assets freeze on the family of Muammar Al-Qadafi and certain Libyan government officials.1  On March 17, 2011, the UN Security Council by a 10-5 vote adopted Resolution 1973 (2011), authorizing, among other things, a no fly zone in Libya.             1              UN Security Council, In Swift, Decisive Action, Security Council Imposes Tough Measures on Libyan Regime, Adopting Resolution 1970 in Wake of Crackdown on Protesters, SC/10187, Feb. 26, 2011.