Tag Archives | human rights

HRW: Detainees at Risk of Coronavirus Spread

As Libyan authorities confirmed three COVID-19 cases in the country as of March 28, 2020, they need to be prepared to limit the spread of the virus in overcrowded detention facilities and shelters for displaced people, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. Libya's health care system, along with other public services, has been battered by […]

UNSMIL Concern about Enforced Disappearances in Libya

UNSMIL expresses concern about increased enforced disappearances in Libya UNSMIL expresses deep concerns over the recent increase in abductions and enforced disappearances in towns and cities across Libya conducted by armed groups with total impunity. The Mission renews its call for the full respect of international human rights law and international humanitarian law by parties […]

UNSMIL and OHCHR Train Libyan Women Activists

UNSMIL in collaboration with OHCHR completed a three-day training on the integration of gender into the Universal Periodic Review Process. The training targeted 15 geographically diverse women activists working on issues related to gender equality, combatting gender-based violence and promoting human rights. It further aimed to maximize knowledge among participants of gender sensitive analyses, monitoring, […]

Addressing Accountability for Serious Crimes in Libya

Libya: addressing accountability for serious crimes and reform of the criminal justice system are key to peace, stability and justice – ICJ new report In a report released today on Libya’s criminal justice system, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said the United Nations, international actors and States must prioritize accountability for crimes under international […]

2019 Trafficking in Persons Report – Libya

2019 Trafficking in Persons Report – Libya Libya is a Special Case for the fourth consecutive year. The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) struggled to govern large swaths of Libyan territory, as it did not exercise control in several parts of the country. The judicial system was not fully functioning, as courts in major […]

Report on Religious Freedom in Libya

2018 Report on International Religious Freedom Executive Summary The interim constitution states Islam is the state religion and sharia the principal source of legislation.  It accords non-Muslims the freedom to practice their religion and bans discrimination based on religion.  The activities of non-Muslims remained curtailed by legal prohibitions on the distribution or publication of information aimed at […]

Refugees with TB ‘left to die’ in Detention Centres

Amid ongoing conflict in and around the capital, OHCHR spokesperson Rupert Colville (pictured) expressed deep concern about the “ghastly conditions” in which migrants and refugees are being detained in the capital Tripoli and elsewhere. He explained that at the Zintan facility south of Tripoli, 22 people had died of tuberculosis - which is preventable - and […]