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Newsletter Special Edition: Fundraising Update

14 July 2017

Welcome to LFJL’s newsletter! We hope you find this brief update on our recent activities to be useful and informative.

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Italy: Stop Closing Spaces for Civil Society and Endangering Lives

13 July 2017

Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) is highly alarmed by the content of the leaked “code of conduct for NGOs involved in migrant’s rescue operations at sea” (the Code of Conduct) which was reportedly drafted by Italy this month. LFJL is concerned that the Code of Conduct puts the lives of migrants and asylum seekers at risk and is a dangerous attempt to ‘close spaces’ and to restrict the activities of civil society organisations.  

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. 

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