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UNSMIL Calls for Addressing Widespread Enforced Disappearances in Libya as Part of a Rights-Based National Reconciliation Process

Today, on the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the United National Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) expresses its solidarity with the countless victims of enforced disappearances and missing persons in Libya. The Mission calls on relevant authorities to address enforced disappearances as part of a rights-based national reconciliation …

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Aldabaiba’s Military Prosecutor issues arrest warrants, travel bans for Bashagha and his allies

The Military Prosecutor of the Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba government issued orders today to arrest the commander of the Western Military Region, Major General Osama Al-Juwaily, the Prime Minister-designate from the House of Representatives, Fathi Bashagha, Bashagha’s Minister of Health and his government spokesperson, Othman Abdel-Jalil, and the head of the …

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Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor calls for expediting accountability for Tarhouna mass graves

Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor said in a statement that accountability efforts for the killings, enforced disappearances, and acts of torture that occurred in Tarhouna and other areas south of Tripoli – during the attack on the capital by Khalifa Haftar’s forces in April of 2019 – should be expedited.

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Justice in Libya: A road to hope or a road to nowhere?

A UN Fact-Finding Mission recently published its third report unveiling more evidence of “crimes against humanity, war crimes, and gross human rights violations” in Libya, including against migrants. National authorities are supposed to be investigating, but there’s little evidence that they have done much. The International Criminal Court has been …

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