6 June 2013
The Political Isolation Law (PIL) came into force yesterday, 5 June 2013. This law disqualifies certain individuals who are deemed to have been previously associated with the Gaddafi regime and anyone “who took a position against the 17 February Revolution in deed, by incitement or by financial support" from holding public office or posts in government for a period of 10 years. Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) condemns the Political Isolation Law as it violates human rights law and is an impediment to national reconciliation. LFJL urges the Libyan government to apply restraint and transparency in its application.
5 June 2013
4 June 2013 - On 31 May, a pre-trial chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) rejected Libya’s admissibility challenge in the case against Saif Al Islam Gaddafi. Read more.
30 May 2013
On Thursday 9th May, Tawerghan community leaders issued a statement asserting their decision to peacefully return home on 25th June. They appealed to the government and international organisations for support and protection during this transition. Acknowledging the right of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to return safely to their homes, Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) welcomes their decision.
13 May 2013
LFJL sends its thoughts and prayers to all those affected by today’s car bombing near the Al Jala Hospital in Benghazi, which has killed at least 12 individuals, including two children. We are deeply concerned by the continuation of such attacks in Libya, which can be attributed to the overall lack, and evasion of, accountability. LFJL urges the government to assert the rule of law and hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes