News and Events

CICC: Following Libya release, Saif Gaddafi must be sent to The Hague

15 June 2017

Reports emerged this week that International Criminal Court (ICC) suspect Saif Gaddafi — son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi —  has been released under an amnesty law by the Zintan-based Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion. Civil society and the ICC Prosecutor have called for his immediate arrest and surrender to The Hague.

LFJL calls for ICC Prosecutor to expand its investigation in Libya

12 May 2017

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court), Fatou Bensouda, presented her thirteenth report on Libya to the United Nations Security Council (the Security Council) earlier this week. Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) welcomes the Prosecutor’s statement of her continued commitment to prioritise its investigations in Libya in 2017. LFJL urges the Court to open new investigations into allegations of summary executions and crimes against civilians in Ganfouda, human trafficking and crimes committed by militias across the country. 

Constitutional Drafting Assembly to vote on dangerous constitutional draft without public consultation

6 May 2017

Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) is concerned by Libya’s consolidated constitutional draft (the April 2017 Draft), which restricts human rights including freedom of expression and assembly, and does not guarantee equality due to contradictory provisions. As as result, the April 2017 draft in its current form risks entrenching discrimination towards whole sections of the population residing in Libya. LFJL urges the Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA) to amend the April 2017 Draft and work together to ensure that the future constitution provides robust human rights protections for all Libya’s people. The CDA must also set out the next steps in the constitution building process, and hold meaningful public consultations with all stakeholders before finalising its work.

 

LFJL responds to the ICC's public disclosure of warrant of arrest

26 April 2017

On 24 April 2017, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC or Court) unsealed the warrant of arrest for Al-Tuhmany Mohamed Khaled. Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) welcomes the news, as it confirms the ongoing nature of the ICC’s efforts to end impunity in Libya. LFJL urges the ICC to take steps to ensure future arrest warrants are made public to deter further war crimes and crimes against humanity. 

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