Tripoli, 1 June:
The US Assistant Secretary of Democracy and . . .[restrict]Human Rights, Michael Posner, was in Libya on Wednesday and Thursday for meetings with senior officials at the foreign office, the ministry of defence and other ministries.
It was reported that a number of issues of mutual interest to both Libya and the United States were discussed. Amongst others, Posner reportedly met with the deputy ministers of defence, interior and justice, as well as the Attorney General and a representative from the Council on Human Rights.
Posner is a leading human rights advocate, in particular in the fields of international labour rights and religious freedom. In 1998, he led the Human Rights First delegation to the Rome Conference, at which the statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) was adopted. [/restrict]