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A Guide to Freedom of Expression in Libya

A Guide to Freedom of Expression in Libya has been authored by Lawyers for Justice in Libya thanks to the assistance of International Media Support. It is intended to provide support for media stakeholders and identify human rights recommendations for the Libyan State. It is available to download here. Libya’s legal framework is, at present, […]

A Constitutional Panacea for Libya?

By John Lee. Libya’s draft constitution falls short in many areas, according to Mattia Toaldo, a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Writing for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, he proposes that one solution would be to table the constitutional process until there is less conflict, and to focus […]

Draft Constitution “Dangerous” – LFJL

By Lawyers for Justice in Libya. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Constitutional Drafting Assembly to vote on dangerous constitutional draft without public consultation Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) is concerned by Libya’s consolidated constitutional draft (the April 2017 Draft), which […]

Int’l Community Reaffirms Support for NOC, CBL, LIA

Joint Communique on Libya by Algeria, Canada, Chad, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Niger, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union, United Nations, the League of Arab States, and the African Union. We welcome the participation of Prime […]

Lawyers Call for Constitutional Ban on Torture

From Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL). Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Open letter to the Constitutional Drafting Assembly calling for comprehensive prohibition of torture and ill-treatment in Libya’s future constitution Dear Members of the Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA), Lawyers for Justice […]

Kobler Welcomes Significant Progress on Constitution

Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Martin Kobler has welcomed the significant progress made in the latest draft constitution agreed on by members of the Constitution Drafting Assembly in their meeting in al-Baida on 19 April. “I applaud the diligent effort, courage and commitment of […]

Kobler Congratulates CDA on Building Consensus

The members of the Libyan Constitution-Drafting Assembly (CDA) concluded today, Wednesday 06 April 2016, a three-week Consultative Retreat aimed at building consensuses on Libya’s draft constitution. The Consultative Meeting was hosted by the Sultanate of Oman in Salalah and facilitated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The Special Representative of the Secretary-General […]

Human Rights Organisations Concerned at Draft Constitution

The Coalition of Libyan Human Rights Organisations responds to the Constitutional Drafting Assembly’s February draft constitution The Coalition of Libyan Human Rights Organisations (the Coalition) is deeply concerned by the recent constitutional draft, published by the Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA) on 3 February 2016. If adopted in its current form the draft would likely undermine […]