News and Events

New ICC arrest warrant: LFJL welcomes the groundbreaking prospect of accountability

16 August 2017

On 15 August 2017, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant of arrest for Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli, Commander of Al-Saqia Bridage, a unit of the Libyan National Army (LNA). This is the first warrant of arrest to be issued by the ICC in the Libya investigation that relates to crimes committed beyond the context of the 2011 uprising. LFJL welcomes this significant development as a step towards ending impunity and calls on the Libyan state to support such efforts to combat ongoing rights violations.

Constitutional referendum must be fair, free and safe

3 August 2017

The Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA) has called for a referendum which will consider if its constitutional draft should become law. LFJL is concerned that security conditions and attempts to suppress media and civil society discussion may undermine the legitimacy of the constitution. To ensure that any constitution adopted reflects the will of the Libyan people the election law governing the referendum must guarantee their right to meaningful participation.

Summary executions in eastern Libya: LFJL calls for immediate investigations

31 July 2017

A video circulating on social media depicts a summary execution of detainees by members of armed forces alleged to be affiliated with the Libyan National Army (LNA). LFJL calls for immediate investigations into the incident and accountability for such human rights violations to be a component of future peace talks.

LFJL welcomes new members to its Board of Trustees

21 July 2017

Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) is proud to announce that it recently welcomed three new members to its Board of Trustees (the Board), Mervet Mhanni, Dr. Lutz Oette and Mervat Rishmawi. These three members are each highly respected in their fields and bring a wealth of diverse experience and expertise to LFJL which will help to strengthen and grow its work over the coming years. The new trustees join our distinguished board members Andrew Balfour, Mariam Elhadri, Ibtisam Al Kilani and Elham Saudi, with Andrew Balfour selected to be LFJL’s Chairman going forward.

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