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Italy plans big handover of sea rescues to Libya coastguard

Italy wants Libya’s coastguard to take responsibility within three years for intercepting migrants across about a tenth of the Mediterranean even as Libyan crews struggle to patrol their own coast and are accused of making deadly mistakes at sea.

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Arab League, Haftar show support for UN plan on Libya

The Arab League has come out in support of the action plan put forward by UN envoy Ghassan Salamé to solve the Libyan crisis by focusing on the amendments based on the Libyan Political Agreement as the only way forward.

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Libyan outrage: slavery or borders?

Since the 1990s, the European Union (EU) has pursued a policy of ‘externalising’ its border controls. In exchange for aid and financial support, it requires North African states to implement measures to suppress irregular migration. Two facts about this policy are widely known, and have been for many years now. …

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Amnesty accuses EU of abetting migrant rights violations in Libya

European governments are “complicit” in grave human rights violations in Libya through their support for authorities there that often work with people smugglers and torture refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

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Ambassadors of US and EU countries urge for human rights respect in Libya, speedy amendment of LPA

The ambassadors of major European countries to Libya expressed in a joint statement on Sunday deep concern about the human rights violations in Libya, voicing concern toward reported abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law which they said continue to happen across Libya.

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Libya’s downward spiral to shortages, militia power, and migrant abuse

Social media has become a bush telegraph in the Libyan capital Tripoli, used by anxious citizens to warn each other of militia violence and how to get around the endless shortages as the economy crumbles.

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