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LFJL calls for End to Forced Disappearances in Libya

The Libyan authorities must end the shocking pattern of enforced disappearances, torture and other ill-treatment taking place across the country, strengthen accountability for these crimes and provide redress to the victims, Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) said in a new report. Militias in Libya frequently target politicians, journalists, activists or members of ethnic minority […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UN reports Widespread Human Rights Abuses in Libya

UN reports widespread human rights abuses in Libya, where ‘complete impunity prevails’ A United Nations report published today has documented widespread human rights violations and abuses committed in Libya since the beginning of 2014, recommending urgent measures to address “the complete impunity that prevails” and to strengthen and reform the justice sector. “Despite the human […]

Video: UN Probe Decries 'War Crimes' in Libya

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. All sides in Libya's chaotic conflict are likely guilty of war crimes, including torturing, raping and executing prisoners, the UN said Thursday, urging the world to do more to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Anti-Torture Group Trains Libyan lawyers

On Monday, the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) brought to a close its series of five trainings (sic) for the Libyan legal community. This series, held over the past two years, was designed to build the capacity of lawyers, judges, prosecutors, jurists, and activists to document cases of torture and ill-treatment in Libya. The final […]

UN's Tarek Mitri on Torture Reports

Statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Tarek Mitri (pictured): The report, which was issued by the United Nations two days ago, covers verified torture cases that took place in Libyan prisons and detention facilities during the previous months. First and foremost, the report aims at urging all concerned parties to put […]