Annex: Council conclusions on Libya
"1. The Council expresses its concern at the
present situation in Libya and condemns the gross and systematic
violation of human rights, violence and brutal repression perpetrated
by the regime against the Libyan people. It recalls the UNSC decision
to refer these issues to the ICC. It confirms that the EU's main
aim is the protection of the civilian population and support for
the possibility for the Libyan people to realise their aspirations
for a democratic society. To this end Colonel Gaddafi has to relinquish
"2. The Council expresses its satisfaction after
the adoption of UNSCR 1973 and underlines its determination to
contribute to its implementation. It also welcomes the Paris Summit
as a decisive contribution to its implementation. While contributing
in a differentiated way, the EU and its Member States are determined
to act collectively and resolutely, with all international partners,
particularly the Arab League and other regional stakeholders,
to give full effect to these decisions.
"3. The Council has adopted today additional
further restrictive measures against the Libyan leadership in
the form of additional autonomous designations of person and entities
with a view to preventing further funding of the regime. On the
basis of the UNSC Resolution, the Council is working on the further
strengthening of the measures with a view to their adoption ahead
of the European Council on 24/25 March 2011.
"4. The Council and the EU Member States will
support actions provided for by UNSCR 1973 necessary to protect
civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack.
It notes that the EU will continue to provide humanitarian assistance
to all those affected. The EU recalls its readiness to help Libya
build a constitutional state and develop the rule of law.
"5. The EU is ready to provide CSDP support
to humanitarian assistance in response to a request from OCHA
and under the coordinating role of the UN. Such actions will fully
respect the UN guidelines on the use of military and civil defence
"6. The Council asks the High Representative
to develop further planning in accordance with UNSC Resolution
1973 and the European Council Declaration of 11 March 2011, on
support for humanitarian assistance/civil protection operations
including by maritime means for this purpose. This should be in
close co-ordination and complementarity with the UN, NATO and
others. As part of this process, the Council invites the High
Representative to continue contacts with the UN Secretary General
and countries of the region, including Egypt and Tunisia. This
process should be undertaken as a matter of urgency in order to
allow further consideration by the Council by the end of the week.
It took note of the offer by Italy to provide OHQ.
"7. The EU and the Member States underline once
more their solidarity as regards those Member States most directly
concerned by migratory movements and reiterate their readiness
to provide the necessary support as the situation evolves, in
line with the European Council declaration."
50 Issued by the European Council on 21 March 2011;
reference CL11-036EN. Back