LFJL was established in response to the 17 February 2011 uprising in Libya by a network of Libyan international lawyers living in the Diaspora, with the aim of using their legal expertise to seek routes to the promotion of human rights, the establishment of the rule of law and the facilitation of a smooth transition towards a democratic and inclusive Libya.
Collectively, LFJL’s members have expertise in international human rights law, the law of armed conflict, international arbitration, transitional justice, corporate law, finance law, and oil and gas law.
The team of six members works in five cities, speaks six languages, and is qualified in seven jurisdictions. It includes graduates from the University of Oxford, the Sorbonne, the London School of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, Cairo University, and Stanford University. All members hold post-graduate degrees in law. LFJL also maintains a growing network of talented Libyan lawyers, currently in excess of 60 lawyers, working on the ground across all regions in Libya.
Our core values are independence and integrity. We conduct our projects and advocate our positions with independence from interference, which would otherwise prejudice our core values and our credibility.
LFJL is an independent non-governmental organisation dedicated to defending and promoting justice in Libya through the promotion of human rights, the rule of law and democracy.
Through its work on transitional justice, impunity and human rights, constitutional and legal reform, governance and the rule of law and international advocacy, LFJL seeks to become a catalyst, during the transitional period and beyond, for the establishment of a state based on the rule of law and democracy.