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Ten years on from Libya’s uprising, Lawyers for Justice in Libya launches fund to protect human rights defenders

‘‘17 February 2021 marks a key anniversary for Libya: ten years since the uprising which led to the overthrow of the Qaddafi regime. The surge of optimism which followed gave birth to a vibrant civil society movement and powerful demands for change after decades of repression. The opening of civil …

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Attorney General’s Office discuss cooperation with human rights organizations

The Head of the Investigations Bureau at the Attorney General’s Office, Al-Saddiq Al-Soor, on Monday held discussions with representatives of the National Human Rights Commission in Libya and the International Organization for Cooperation and Emergency Aid on aspects of cooperation between all parties concerned.

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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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