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Amnesty International: UN Rights Council members must address widespread torture in Libya during periodic review

A sense of impunity has fueled rampant torture by militias and armed groups affiliated to the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) and rivals with de facto control of territory because of real or perceived family, tribal, political or regional affiliations, Amnesty International said ahead of Libya’s review at the …

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Serious violations of human rights and humanitarian law continue to be committed with complete impunity in Libya: UNSMIL’s Williams

Speaking at the 44th Session of the Human Rights Council yesterday, Acting SRSG and UNSMIL head Stephanie Williams said that since former SRSG Salame’s briefing in September of last year, serious violations of human rights and humanitarian law have continued to be committed with complete and total impunity in Libya. …

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HRW Interview: Libya’s Chaos Explained

Extensive fighting in Libya re-ignited last April, when an armed group based in eastern Libya launched an offensive against Tripoli, a city in the west of around 1.2 million. The fighting has killed hundreds of civilians and wounded thousands, according to the United Nations, and the violence is only growing …

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Serious violations of human rights in Libya: UNSMIL’s Salame

UNSMIL head Ghassan Salame saluted the many brave individuals and institutions who stand up for human rights and accountability in Libya and promised that the United Nations would stand with them. He was commemorating today’s anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). All human beings have a right …

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Human Rights Watch demands UN probe into Haftar’s airstrike that killed three sisters in Tripoli

Human Rights Watch said Saturday that the airstrike by the “Libyan National Army (LNA)”, on a home in a residential area of Tripoli on October 14, 2019 that killed three girls and wounded their mother and another sister, is an apparent violation of the laws of war.

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