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In Libya, UN Treads Lightly on "Isolation Law" and Gaddafi Son's Trial

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, January 29 -- Even as what was to be the UN headquarters in Tripoli getting bombed, UN envoy Tarek Mitri painted a positive picture of Libya to the UN Security Council on Tuesday.

  Afterward Inner City Press asked Mitri about the so-called "political isolation law" and of complaints about the prospective fairness of the trial of Seif al-Islam Gaddafi.

  On both questions, Mitri hastened to say these are sovereign Libyan matters. But, he said, he is reminding the legislature of how de-Baathification in post-Saddan Iraq worked out, or didn't.

  He said the UN encourages cooperation with the ICC, but has no history of monitoring trials. Some say it's Kafkaesque.

  On the empty UN building, Mitri said it had been selected under his predecessor Ian Martin. He acknowledged that money was spent fixing it, but wouldn't say how much. Ah, the UN and money. Watch this site.

Footnote: Inner City Press understands that Ian Martin, to whom Mitri tried to pass the buck, is now back in London and has in mind at least six month off before another UN assignment.

  Should he have been the one to truly conduct a review of the UN's actions and inactions in Sri Lanka in 2009 while 40,000 people were killed? Could he still get involved? Watch him - and this site.

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