Tag Archives | human rights

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 […]

Women Human Rights Defenders still Under Attack

From Amnesty International. Libya: Women human rights defenders still under attack, four years after activist’s assassination The Libyan authorities must do more to protect women human rights defenders in the country and investigate the repeated violent attacks against them, Amnesty International said today, four years after the killing of renowned Libyan human rights lawyer and […]

Protecting Freedom of Expression in Libya

From Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL). Protect Freedom of Expression of Media Practitioners in Libya On World Press Freedom Day, LFJL remains deeply concerned by the restrictions imposed on media practitioners in Libya and reiterates its call to the Libyan state to protect freedom of expression and to guarantee media practitioners’ ability to conduct […]

Training on Conflict Resolution, Rights Monitoring and Investigation

Reconciliation Committees and Experts from Ghadames and Awal Attend Training on Conflict Resolution, Human Rights Monitoring and Investigation Techniques As part of the project “Towards National Reconciliation in Libya”, members of the reconciliation committees and experts from the Local Council of Awal and the city of Ghadames attended a three-day training in Tunis on 3-5 […]

Commander Apparently Filmed Committing Extrajudicial Executions

From Amnesty International. Responding to reports that Mahmoud al-Werfalli, former Field Commander of the Special Forces Brigade (Al-Saiqa) affiliated to the Libyan National Army (LNA) and a war crimes suspect wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), extrajudicially executed 10 people in Benghazi, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Director, Heba Morayef, said: “The […]

Libya: Impunity Drives Violence

Armed groups and some forces affiliated with two rival Libyan governments vying for legitimacy are committing rampant abuses against Libyans and foreigners with impunity, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2018. Since the eruption of pitched conflict in May 2014, armed groups unlawfully killed, disappeared, tortured, forcibly displaced, and arbitrarily detained and kidnapped […]