In the spirit of inclusive discussion, Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) has launched a two-week online constitutional discussion of the Constitutional Drafting Assembly’s (CDA) published draft of key elements of Libya’s future constitution. While the LFJL generally welcomes the sections released so far, it called for broader protections …
The Libyan Observatory for Human Rights (LOHR) has expressed “deep concern” that ever greater numbers of Libyans under the age of 18 are being recruited into the ranks of the country’s militias.
Benghazi residents are trying to restore normal life to their city in the areas liberated by the Libyan army.
Migrants are working in precarious conditions hoping for a better life back home, or in Europe
Establishing an effective monitoring system of detention facilities depends on several conditions, including among others the ability to conduct visits in a professional and coherent way. This handbook gathers checklists that can be easily used in the framework of such monitoring visits.
(Beirut) – Armed militias that control the eastern city of Derna are terrorizing residents through summary executions, public floggings, and other violent abuse. The abuses are taking place in the absence of state authorities and the rule of law. The groups include some that have affiliated with the extremist group …
The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) has alleged that there are persistent human rights violations in Misrata prisons and has called on Libyan authorities to put a stop to them.
(Tripoli) – Credible evidence has emerged showing that one or more militia groups have used antipersonnel landmines during the armed conflict involving a Zintan alliance and the Libya Dawn alliance at Tripoli Airport in July and August 2014.
A workshop under the theme “Libyan Women’s Demands for Constitution” opened in Cairo on the weekend. Women members of the Libyan Parliament and the Constitution Drafting-Assembly, as well as other women activists from Libya took part in the four-day event, organized by the Women’s Empowerment Section of the United Nations …
Lawless militias and armed groups on all sides of the conflict in western Libya are carrying out rampant human rights abuses, including war crimes, according to a new briefing from Amnesty International.