What others say
Our partnership with Lawyers for Justice in Libya on the Eyewitness Libya series allowed us to hear first-hand what people in Libya were experiencing on the ground. The unique access that LFJL have to the testimonies of ordinary Libyans, and their credibility as legal professionals was very important. The Qadhafi regime deliberately interrupts the flow of information and it is often hard to know what to believe. It is vital that accurate reports continue to emerge and that’s why our partnership with LFJL on the Eyewitness Libya events has been so valuable.
Foreign & Commonwealth Office Minister for the Middle East, UK
Libyans want justice. The rebellion in Libya was started by those seeking justice for Abu Salim. Lawyers for Justice in Libya, working in different countries, was a critical component at a key time in promoting justice.
Luis Moreno Ocampo
Chief Prosecutor International
At this stage the Libyan people are in desperate need for assistance that contributes in raising awareness among Libyan people in many fields. Few organisations have provided the kind of assistance that Lawyers for Justice in Libya has.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Libya
Lawyers for Justice in Libya were instrumental in bringing together a core of Libyan human rights lawyers to a pioneering workshop that allowed them to reflect on human rights violations and the role (and rule) of the law, as well as to develop strategies to address the multiple challenges faced. The workshop was testimony to Lawyers for Justice in Libya’s professionalism, namely its capacity to identify key actors, collaborate with international partners, provide high-level training sessions, and conduct a well organised timely event that both met the needs of participants and laid the foundation for further cooperation, both within Libya and with international partners.
Lawyers for Justice in Libya’s understanding of both international law and the reality on the ground in Libya places them in a unique position to facilitate the work between investigators on the ground and international organisations. In our training partnership with LFJL, we were able to access key actors involved in areas of importance to Physicians for Human Rights including in the investigation of mass graves.
Stefan Schmitt, MS
Director of International Forensic Program
Physicians for Human Rights