News and Events

LFJL: Attack on Misrata Courthouse is an Attack on Justice and the Rule of Law

5 October 2017

The attack on a courthouse in Misrata is a serious and direct attempt to disrupt and undermine the rule of law in Libya. LFJL urges the Libyan authorities to investigate and bring the perpetrators to account and end the ongoing impunity for human rights violations.

LFJL holds a side event on the human rights of migrants at the UN Human Rights Council 36th session

27 September 2017

 
On Tuesday, 26 September 2017, Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) in collaboration with the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies held a side event entitled Fortress Europe: Threatening the Human Rights of Migrants. The side event took place during the 36th regular session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC). It aimed to shed light on the role of the European Union (EU) and EU Member States in the migration crisis and how their policy on migration is threatening the human rights of migrants. Libya was the case study of focus given the extensive violations taking place against migrants and the EU Member States’ involvement with Libya on the issue.

LNA Arrest Al-Werfalli: LFJL calls for his transfer to the ICC

25 August 2017

On 18 August 2017, the Libyan National Army (LNA) issued a statement, in which they  confirmed their arrest and investigation of International Criminal Court (ICC) indictee Mahmoud Al-Werfalli. Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) calls for the LNA to cooperate with the ICC and to surrender Al-Werfalli to The Hague.

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.

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