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UN Adviser briefs civil society coalition on her mediation between HoR and HCS

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: 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.