UN Special Adviser on Libya, Stephanie Williams, said she had an online meeting with members of the Tadamon Coalition, a newly-formed network of 25 Libyan civil society organizations and women leaders representing ethnic and regional constituencies in Libya and mainly working on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Libya: State-financed militia must be held to account for extrajudicial execution in Misratah
A shocking video depicting an extrajudicial execution by the Joint Operations Force (JOF), a state-financed militia also known as al-Moshtaraka, offers a grim reminder of the deadly consequences of impunity for militias and armed groups in Libya, Amnesty International said today.
UN concerned by deepening crackdown on civil society in Libya through arbitrary arrests and campaign of social media vilification
The UN High Commission for Human Rights said today through its Official Spokesperson that it was ‘‘concerned by the deepening crackdown on civil society in Libya, where arbitrary arrests and a campaign of social media vilification are having a seriously chilling effect on human rights defenders, humanitarian workers, and other …
Local calls on Presidential Council to assume legislative authority, freeze HoR and HCS
The High Association of Unions, Syndicates, Assemblies, Councils, and Civil Society Groups called on the Libyan Presidential Council to freeze the House of Representatives (HoR) and High Council of State (HCS), urging the council to issue a presidential ordinance to carry out online referendum on the constitution draft within a …
Libya: Internal Security Agency intensifies crackdown on freedom of expression
The Libyan authorities must order an end to the persecution of young Libyans by militiamen and security agents under the guise of protecting “Libyan and Islamic values” and uphold their right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today after the publication of alarming videos in which detainees “confess” under …
NCHRL urges Libyan security apparatuses not to publish detainees’ identities
The National Human Rights Commission in Libya (NCHRL) called on the Public Prosecutor to commit all security and military apparatuses to avoiding publishing confession statements and identities of detainees on social media and TV channels.
Kidnappings and enforced disappearances reached 41 cases in 2021, LCW says
The Libyan Crimes Watch (LCW) said that it has monitored 41 kidnapping and enforced disappearance cases throughout Libya for the year 2021, including 2 females and one child.
Sea Watch rescues 129 migrants off Libya shore
129 migrants were rescued by Sea Watch sine Saturday, the German NGO announced. The first 121 who were aboard a dinghy in distress in the central Mediterranean were rescued during early morning hours of Saturday.
NCHRL: Libyan Presidential Council is marginalizing civil society in reconciliation efforts
The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) said it was sorry to see the intentional marginalization and exclusion of the civil society groups by the Deputy Head of Presidential Council, Andullah Al-Lafi, in human rights, law enforcement, transitional justice and narrative reconciliation processes.
Bar Association calls on Supreme Court to activate Constitutional Chamber
The Libyan Bar Association on Tuesday demanded the General Assembly of the Supreme Court to implement the judicial ruling of the Tripoli Court of Appeal to activate the Constitutional Chamber.