Human Rights Watch remains concerned by the human rights crisis in Libya, which is taking place amidst near-absolute impunity.
In an annual report on Thursday, the US State Department criticized the lack of action by the House of Representatives and Presidential Council to protect freedom of speech in Libya, referring to the pressure on the work of journalists.
Minister of Justice of the Presidential Council’s government, Mohamed Lamloum, said that human rights violations in Libya are not being committed in a systematic manner, insisting that such practices are merely individual acts.
Most of the 48,000 former residents of the Libyan town of Tawergha, forcibly displaced for seven years, have not been able to return home, Human Rights Watch said today after visiting the town.
The Libyan Human Rights Solidarity organization said Tuesday on Facebook that the International Criminal Court (ICC) had opened an investigation into human rights violations at Mitiga prison that is run by Special Deterrence Force (SDF) in Tripoli.
Director of Human Rights and Transitional Justice of the UN Mission Antonia De Meo stressed the need to enforce respect for human rights in Libyan prisons.
Libya has been ranked ninth among the worst countries in terms of freedoms.
The Ministry of Interior announced the establishment of the “Office of Human Rights Affairs” which its administrative subordination will be to the Minister of Interior directly.
The Human Rights Solidarity (HRS) held some meeting, last week, with the Euro-Mediterranean Federation Against Enforced Disappearances (FEMED) for enforced disappearance. The organisations held the meetings with some interested in the Libyan issues in the European Union (EU).
Civil societies in Tripoli call for international commission to investigate prison conditions in Libya
16 civil societies and institutions in Tripoli have called on the UNSMIL to form an international commission in order to investigate the situation of prisoners in all Libyan prisons and to guarantee the freedom of opinion advocated by the 17 February revolution.