At least 2,600 migrants and refugees have been transferred to Libyan detention centres in the past two months alone, Amnesty International revealed today.
International Group for Libya said Saturday it will lodge a lawsuit against UN envoy Ghassan Salame and the former envoy Bernardino Leon at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over violations leading to delaying Libyan political process.
Niger has deported at least 132 Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers back to Libya, drawing criticism that it is flouting international law by sending them back to dangerous and inhumane conditions from which they recently escaped.
17 Nigerian survivors of a 2017 migrant boat sinking have filed a case with the European Court of Human Rights accusing Italy of violating their human rights by “subcontracting” their rescue to Libya.
Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe, UNHCR said in a monthly report.
The Defense Minister in the cabinet of Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj stressed that holding elections in the country was enough to unite state institutions and eliminate terrorism.
The European Union’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, on Monday said the situation in Libya is improving, citing recent calls for elections and an increase in migrants voluntarily returning to their home countries.
A multi-national quartet attempting to bring order to war-torn Libya says it supports holding presidential and parliamentary elections later this year, offering to provide observers to ensure the vote is free and fair.
The Quartet meeting on Libya has stated that it supports holding presidential and parliamentary elections this year, and will provide observers and electoral assistance to ensure the voting is free and fair.
The Arab League will host on Monday a meeting of the International Quartet Committee on Libya as part of efforts to back up political conciliation for the troubled nation.