UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council Tuesday discussed the crisis in Libya behind closed-doors and decided to hold a formal meeting in the afternoon (01:00 PST Wednesday). The discussions on the deteriorating situation in Libya followed calls by Western envoys and Libyas own breakaway delegation calling for action by the 15-nation body. Germany, a non-permanent member of the council, actively pushed for the formal meeting and called on the powerful world body to take swift and clear action on the Libyan crisis. On Monday, Libyas deputy permanent representative to the UN, Ibrahim Dabbashi, broke ranks with the countrys leader Muammar Gaddafi, calling on the UN Human Rights Council and the International Criminal Court to investigate reported attacks on anti-govt protestors. Unrest shook Libya in recent days as government crackdowns on protestors have resulted in mass casualties, according to human rights groups. The UN human rights chief, Navi Pillay, on Tuesday issued a statement calling for an immediate end to grave human rights violations committed by Libyan authorities and urged an independent international investigation into the violent suppression of protests in the country. Diplomats said the hastily arranged informal consultations were likely to be largely procedural and would consider whether a letter from Libyan Deputy Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi requesting the council to act was valid. Dabbashi and most other diplomats at Libyas UN mission announced on Monday that they were no longer working for the government of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and represented the countrys people. They called for Gaddafis overthrow. The scale of violence by the Libyan security forces against peaceful demonstrators is really shocking, German Ambassador Peter Wittig told reporters. We think its a case for the Security Council, and the council should act with a swift and clear message. Dabbashi told reporters, We are expecting something to protect the Libyan people to come out of the council.