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Libya’s militias take justice into their own hands

“Abdallah,” who did not want his real name used for fear of retribution, is a criminal prosecutor at Tripoli’s courthouse. When asked about the justice system in Libya, he said, “It’s working, but not properly. However, it’s not collapsing.” He added, “The very fact that I cannot use my real name is …

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Public Prosecutors Office reveals hundreds of terror, criminal, kidnapping, drugs cases under investigation

The Libyan Attorney General / Public Prosecutors Office (PPO) announced at a lengthy press conference held at the Courts Complex in Tripoli that it is investigating a myriad of cases.

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HRW presses ICC to chase Libyan human rights criminals

At the heart of the two reports by Human Rights Watch reports on the treatment of prisoners in both government and Libya Dawn jails is an indictment of the International Criminal Court for failing to pursue a single case against anyone in post-Revolutionary Libya who is alleged to have abused …

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The Justice Sector: Roles and responsibilities in good security sector governance

This SSR Backgrounder is about the roles and responsibilities of the justice sector in good security sector governance (SSG). The justice sector plays a role in providing security by upholding the rule of law, but it also plays a role in democratic oversight of the security sector by holding security …

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Saadi video prompts lawyers to demand action against Hadba prison regime and Libya Dawn

Lawyers for high profile Qaddafi-regime detainees at Tripoli’s maximum security Hadba prison are urging the international community to take action following release of a video showing the abuse of Saadi Qaddafi, and last week’s death sentences pronounced on nine detainees.

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Tobruk approves new amnesty law as Gaddafi-officials sentenced in Tripoli

Libya’s internationally-recognized parliament in Tobruk approved a new law granting amnesty for crimes committed by Libyans since the 2011 uprising, in an apparent move to undermine a Tuesday court verdict in Tripoli sentencing Gaddadi-era officials to death and jail time.

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Gaddafi’s son, eight officials, sentenced to death in Tripoli on

Muammar Gaddafi’s most prominent son, and eight of his top aides, were sentenced to death by a Tripoli court on Tuesday, for committing war crimes during the 2011 uprising, in a trial widely denounced by the international community.

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