Power to further investigate Khashoggi case lies with member states: UN chief



the secretary-general as we've been saying does not have the power or the authority to launch criminal investigations without a mandate from a competent intergovernmental body power and authority to do that lies with Member States if a full and effective criminal investigation is not conducted by member states the only way to effectively pursue an investigation requiring the cooperation of relevant member states would be through a resolution of the Security Council under the appropriate charter provisions it's not for the secretary-general to to agree or not agree with the with what the Special Rapporteur reports there were a couple of recommendations aimed at the secretary-general as there are recommendations to the Security Council to individual member Member States and I think it's everyone's responsible responsible 'ti to study those recommendations and they can speak for themselves for the for the other other people who are targeted with recommendations what is clear for the secretary-general as he's been saying from the beginning is that there needs to be a a full transparent investigation

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