Libya’s Presidential Council signed with the Netherlands, Switzerland and the U.N. Mission in Libya a declaration of intent to “enhance cooperation to integrate human rights in the political and national reconciliation process,” revealed Dutch Ambassador Dolf Hogewoning on Monday.
Civil society organizations in Fezzan called on the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs to stop the Italian Ara Pacis NGO and to verify and follow up on its activities in all regions and cities of Libya, calling on the Presidential Council to correct the status of the Civil Society Commission, …
Libyan authorities are imposing “severe restrictions” on local and foreign civil society groups, obstructing their work in the war-torn North African country, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report published on Tuesday.
Human Rights Watch has criticized the U.N. Human Rights Council for not insisting on accountability for abuses committed against migrants by EU-backed Libyan Coast Guards.
Twenty-two civil society organisations issued a joint statement yesterday calling on Libyan authorities to stop draconian laws and the civil society crackdown.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on Monday stressed that his Office will strengthen its work on Libya, where the human rights situation continues to deteriorate amid widespread violence by armed actors, ongoing political deadlock, and deepening curbs on civic space.
The U.S. Embassy in Libya on Monday voiced deep concern over alleged abuses against migrants in Libya and vowed to use its powers to hold perpetrators accountable.
The Libyan House of Representatives should repeal a 2022 Anti-Cybercrime Law that restricts freedoms of speech, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities in eastern Libya should immediately release anyone they are holding under this law for peaceful expression.
In the wake of the UN Fact-Finding Mission’s report on violations against illegal immigration in Libya, the Government of National Unity (GNU) said that such an issue is far too big for any country to handle alone.
United Nations investigators say there is evidence that crimes against humanity have been committed against Libyans and migrants stuck in Libya, including women being forced into sexual slavery.