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Amnesty welcomes UN Fact-finding Mission to Libya

From Amnesty International. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Fact-finding mission to investigate crimes is a welcome step towards ending impunity The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) has today passed a resolution to establish a fact-finding mission to investigate violations […]

HRW: Apparent War Crimes in Tripoli

The Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF) should urgently investigate evidence that fighters affiliated with it apparently tortured, summarily executed, and desecrated corpses of opposing fighters, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today. The attacks by the armed group, which is under the command of General Khalifa Hiftar, were recorded and posted on social media in May […]

LFJL calls for Int'l Investigative Mechanism at the UN

Continuing atrocities must compel States to establish an International Investigative mechanism at the UN Human Rights Council Member States convening today for the resumption of the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council should support the establishment of an international investigative mechanism to document and preserve evidence of violations of international human rights law […]

Libya: "Shocking New Evidence" of Retaliation on Civilians

New evidence obtained by Amnesty International indicates that war crimes and other violations may have been committed between 13 April and 1 June by warring parties in Libya during the latest surge in fighting near Tripoli. Amnesty has examined scores of incidents through witness testimonies, satellite imagery and analysis of open-source photos and videos - […]

EU Delegation on the Murder of Trafficked Migrants

The European Union Delegation issued the following statement on 30 May in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission to Libya: The European Union Delegation and EU Member State Heads of Mission condemn the murder of thirty trafficked migrants, mostly Bangladeshi nationals, on 27 May in Mizda [Mezda] which also resulted in others wounded. We […]

UN Condemns Massacre of Migrants in Libya

Statement by Yacoub El Hillo, Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, on the killing of migrants southwest of Tripoli: I am shocked by the horrific reports about Wednesday's shooting at a smuggling warehouse in Mezda [Mizda] killing 30 migrants and injuring 11 others. Human trafficking and smuggling, which I condemn in the strongest possible way, constitute a […]

Pandemic and Human Rights in Times of Conflict

By Tarek Megerisi, for Open Democracy, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A Libya story: pandemic and human rights in times of conflict This article is part of a series of opinion pieces about Libya's response […]

Discrimination threatens Right to Health of Libyan Minorities

Historic discrimination threatens right to health of minorities in the south amid COVID-19 The Libyan authorities and militias in control of southern cities and towns and international donors must ensure that those most marginalized are factored into their emergency public health response to the spread of COVID-19, Amnesty International said today. Libya's public health system […]