As reported by the BBC, Libya's government extended a "welcome" to Bashir (far left). That government's leader, Mustafa Abdul Jalil (near left), went so far as to appear at a joint press conference with Bashir. (credit for AP photo by Abdel Magid Al-Fergany)
That government would be the Transitional National Council, now in power after the ouster of Muammar Gaddafi, the longtime Libyan leader who, at the time of his grisly death last year, was the subject of an international arrest warrant.
Stressing the need to hold to account those responsible for attacks, including by forces under their control, on civilians, ...The name given to Resolution 1970?
Mindful of its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security under the Charter of the United Nations,
Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, and taking measures under its Article 41,
2. Urges the Libyan authorities to:
(a) Act with the utmost restraint, [and] respect human rights and international humanitarian law, ...
4. Decides to refer the situation in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya since 15 February 2011 to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court;
5. Decides that the Libyan authorities shall cooperate fully with and provide any necessary assistance to the Court and the Prosecutor pursuant to this resolution ....