News and Events

Event: Reporting on Torture, Challenges and Opportunities for the Media

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.

LFJL welcomes the prospect of new ICC arrest warrants

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.

CICC: Mandela legacy on the line as South Africa moves to leave ICC

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.

Lawyers for Justice in Libya is disappointed by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee lack of consideration of human rights issues

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.

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