18 November 2016
8 December 2016, 18h00–20h00, followed by a drinks reception
Matrix Chambers | Griffin Building | London WC1R 5LN
The important role the media can play to report on and investigate torture will be explored in presentations and discussion convened by international human rights organisations REDRESS and Lawyers for Justice in Libya. The panel will highlight the challenges and opportunities for the media, and will be comprised of highly experienced journalists and human rights experts working in this field.
10 November 2016
Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) welcomes the statement from the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on the situation in Libya. The Prosecutor’s statement on 9 November 2016 highlighted her office’s commitment to carry out investigations into past and ongoing international crimes in Libya with intensified investigation efforts and as a priority situation in the forthcoming year. This offers a renewed prospect of ending the absolute impunity enjoyed by those who have carried out human rights violations in Libya.
22 October 2016
African and international civil society groups will strongly oppose any withdrawal by South Africa from the Rome Statute of International Criminal Court (ICC) to protect decades of democracy, justice, and human and victims’ rights advances in the country, the Coalition for the ICC said today.
15 September 2016
Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) welcomes the examination by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee (the Committee) of the UK government's involvement in the Libyan intervention and transition. However, LFJL is extremely disappointed by the Committee’s failure to consider adequately, or place importance on, human rights within its assessment and recommendations. This lack of concern risks devaluing the role human rights have in guiding foreign policy decisions, especially those which concern interventions and support for transitional nations.