News and Events

Open letter to the Libyan state: support a mechanism to determine individual accountability for violations in Libya

21 March 2018

This week, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) will adopt the annual Resolution on Technical Assistance and Capacity Building in Libya. Despite widespread recognition of human rights violations in the country, little has been done to address the commission of these crimes with the perpetrators remaining widely unpunished. We urge Libya to accept through the HRC an international investigative mechanism for Libya, to deter further horrific human rights violations and abuses in the country.

Eliminate Racial Discrimination in Libya

21 March 2018

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) highlights the ongoing abuse of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers (together, migrants). To address the urgent need for legal action to safeguard the human rights of migrants, LFJL is launching a campaign to provide routes to justice for migrants abused and tortured in Libya.

LFJL condemns attempts to prevent the return to Tawergha just days after the visit and preliminary observations by the UN Special Rapporteur on IDPs

3 February 2018

Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) condemns attempts to prevent Tawerghans from returning to their hometown of Tawergha. The failed attempt to return to Tawergha follows the landmark visit by the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to Libya from 25-31 January. LFJL joins the Special Rapporteur in reminding the Libyan state of its primary responsibility to protect and assist IDPs, and of the need for durable solutions for all displaced persons in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement.


LFJL condemns further indiscriminate attacks and summary executions in Libya

25 January 2018

Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) strongly condemns the car bomb attack which took place in Benghazi on 23 January 2018, killing tens of civilians and medical personnel, and the apparent reprisal execution that followed on 24 January. LFJL calls on the Libyan state and international community to investigate these fragrant violations of international law and ensure that the perpetrators are held to account.

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