News and Events

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.

LFJL calls for accountability in response to fighting at Mitiga airport

17 January 2018

Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) strongly condemns the attack in Mitiga airport which killed at least 20 people, including civilians, on 15 January 2018. LFJL calls on Libya and the international community to take steps to prevent the further loss of life and ensure accountability for these crimes.

Archiving human rights in Libya: One year of SHIRA

19 December 2017

Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) has published its first monitoring report and interactive map one year after launching its Human Rights Archive project (the Archive Project). The report provides an overview of human rights violations documented in the Archive which date from February 2011 to October 2017 and span the coast from Ras Jdir to Derna. The full report can be accessed here. To view the interactive map click here.


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