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Gaddafi loyalists lose lustre in court's dull setting

For all Libya’s chaos, there is one constant. Every two weeks, tens of defendants are presented before a judge at a court in a prison in Tripoli. The defendants are always the same, though their number sometimes vary. The trial? The prosecution of former Gaddafi-era Jamahiriya officials, most notably (but …

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Islamic courts are formed in eastern Libya cityquartered in the two cities.

The Ansar Al-Sharia organization has formed an Islamic police force and Islamic courts in areas it controls in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, an organization official has said. The official, who requested anonymity, told The Anadolu Agency on Sunday that the organization had also launched a morality police force …

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LFJL launches online constitutional discussion, calls for greater protection for potentially marginalised groups

  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 …

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Warring parties in Libya under investigation by ICC for war crimes, says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein has warned all parties involved in the fighting in Libya that abuses of international human rights and humanitarian law are criminally liable and that the situation in Libya is under investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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