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Amnesty says EU Abandoning Migrants in Libya

From Amnesty International: EU: Diminished “Operation Sophia” abandons refugees and migrants to reckless Libyan Coast Guard Reacting to reports that EU governments have agreed to significantly downscale the EunavforMed Operation ‘Sophia’, withdrawing ships from the central Mediterranean and only continuing the mission with air surveillance, Massimo Moratti, Amnesty International’s Researcher Director said: “This is an […]

Refugees face Sexual Violence in Libyan Detention Centres

The Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) has released the second in a series of groundbreaking studies looking into sexual violence against men and boys affected by conflict. The report ‘More Than One Million Pains’: Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys on the Central Mediterranean Route to Italy,” explores one of the most dangerous migration passageways in […]

UN pressed on Human Rights Violations in Libya

From Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL): Urgent call to the UN Human Rights Council to take a strong commitment to address ongoing human rights violations in Libya With the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) due to discuss the human rights situation in Libya in view of the adoption of the annual Resolution on […]

Europe’s “Shameful Failure” to end Torture of Refugees in Libya

From Amnesty International: Europe’s shameful failure to end the torture and abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya Farah, a young man from Somalia, his wife and newborn daughter had been at sea for 12 hours when the Libyan coastguard intercepted their dinghy. The couple had fled Libya after enduring several months of torture in […]

EU supports Fight Against Gender Discrimination

By John Lee. The European Union has issued a statement saying it supports a gender equality awareness raising campaign during the international 16-Days of Activism in Libya. Several sessions which targeted different age groups were conducted at a secondary school in the city of Misrata. Social workers presented information about reproductive health and well-being of […]

Nightmarish Detention for Migrants, Asylum Seekers

European Union policies contribute to a cycle of extreme abuse against migrants in Libya, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Monday. The EU and Italy’s support for the Libyan Coast Guard contributes significantly to the interception of migrants and asylum seekers and their subsequent detention in arbitrary, abusive detention in Libya. […]

Discrimination against Libyan Women married to Foreigners

New report: Libyan laws discriminate against Libyan women married to foreign nationals A detailed report on the risks facing Libyan women married to foreign nationals was issued today by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. The report illustrates the Libyan legislation’s arbitrary restrictions placed on this type of marriage, depriving husbands and children of the right […]

45 Sentenced to Death: Due Process Concerns

From Human Rights Watch (HRW). Libya’s judiciary convicted 99 defendants in a mass trial on August 15, 2018, sentencing 45 to death and 54 to five years in prison, Human Rights Watch said today. The judiciary has a record of conducting unfair trials. The Government of National Accord should uphold the de-facto moratorium on the […]