News and Events

LFJL’s priorities at the upcoming ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

23 April 2018

The 62nd ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights will take place from 25 April to 5 May in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Lawyers for Justice in Libya will be attending the session to promote human rights in Libya, with a particular focus on the human rights of migrants. This paper states our advocacy priorities and recommendations for this session with regard to the human rights violations that migrants face en masse in Libya.

Open letter to the Libyan state: support a mechanism to determine individual accountability for violations in Libya

21 March 2018

This week, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) will adopt the annual Resolution on Technical Assistance and Capacity Building in Libya. Despite widespread recognition of human rights violations in the country, little has been done to address the commission of these crimes with the perpetrators remaining widely unpunished. We urge Libya to accept through the HRC an international investigative mechanism for Libya, to deter further horrific human rights violations and abuses in the country.

Eliminate Racial Discrimination in Libya

21 March 2018

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) highlights the ongoing abuse of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers (together, migrants). To address the urgent need for legal action to safeguard the human rights of migrants, LFJL is launching a campaign to provide routes to justice for migrants abused and tortured in Libya.

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.


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