By Umar Farooq
"The Human Rights Council has the possibility to take decisions in relation to launching different forms of interaction," Guterres said at a press conference at the UN headquarters in New York. "There are many instruments Human Rights Council can use, requested by member states, and I am not in a position to encourage member states. I'm saying these instruments are available."
UN Human Rights Chief Michele Bachelet said last month that the killing of Khashoggi deserves an international investigation, however, the UN does not have the jurisdiction to launch one.
Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.
After producing various contradictory explanations, Riyadh acknowledged he was killed inside the consulate building, blaming the act on a botched rendition operation.
While an investigation and trial was held in Saudi Arabia, the UN said it found the probe insufficient.
In response to a question by Anadolu Agency, the UN chief said he himself also did not have
"I don't have the right to launch
"I do not have the right to launch a criminal investigation myself and no formal criminal investigation was requested to me by any member state," he added.
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