The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution Monday ordering a “fact-finding mission” to Libya in order to document violations and abuses committed in the country since 2016.
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. …
As Libyan authorities confirmed three COVID-19 cases in the country as of March 28, 2020, they need to be prepared to limit the spread of the virus in overcrowded detention facilities and shelters for displaced people, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.
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 …
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 …
Re: UN Human Rights Council should establish a Commission of Inquiry, or similar mechanism, for Libya
Human Rights Solidarity (HRS) said Benghazi was the most violent city in Libya in the first nine months of 2019, registering 192 victims.
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.
Amid the ongoing war, lack of security, bad financial and service status in the Libyan capital Tripoli, the Special Deterrence Force (SDF) based in Mitiga Airport has become a religious police arresting any male and female in public together if they are not married and have marriage certificates on them.
Thousands of refugees and migrants trapped in detention centres across Libya should be evacuated to Europe, the international medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said.