European Union Pushing for U.N. Probe of Libya Killings

GENEVA -- The European Union is pushing for an independent U.N.-led probe into the killing of protesters and other human rights abuses allegedly committed by Libyan security forces.

EU members have tabled a draft resolution before Friday's emergency meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council on Libya in Geneva.

The draft obtained by The Associated Press condemns "extremely grave human rights violations" that "may amount to crimes against humanity."

It calls on Libya to cooperate with U.N. investigators whose task would be to "ensure that there is full accountability for those responsible for violations."

The 47-member council has never previously convened an urgent meeting to scrutinize the record of one of its members, who include Libya.