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pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

on revocation of the sanctions imposed on the Tobruk government

Gianluca Buonanno

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on revocation of the sanctions imposed on the Tobruk government  

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas the Tobruk government is the sole legitimate government of Libya, having been voted into power by a democratically elected Parliament and including a large of women representatives;

B.   whereas, under international law, this government is now affected by the restrictions on the sale of arms to Libya imposed by the international community and the EU;

C.   whereas the Tobruk government has no continued political affiliation with the previous dictatorship and has, on the contrary, helped to bring about its downfall; whereas there accordingly appears to be no justification for continuing to impose sanctions on a democratically elected government that is complying with international human rights provisions;

D.   whereas the Tobruk government is the only secular, democratic and legitimate power inside Libya and the only bulwark against the undemocratic, barbaric and terrorist forces of Islamic fundamentalism;

1. Considers it important to enable the legitimate government of Tobruk to take action against terrorist organisations, restore democratic order in Libya and end the human trafficking taking place throughout its territory;

2. Recommends therefore the adoption of an urgent legislative measure for removal of the sanctions imposed on the Tobruk government.

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