News and Events

Open letter to the Constitutional Drafting Assembly calling for comprehensive prohibition of torture and ill-treatment in Libya’s future constitution

29 June 2016

Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) and The Redress Trust (REDRESS), two human rights organisations working on the prohibition of torture and ill-treatment in Libya, welcome the CDA’s efforts to produce a constitution for Libya.  However, our organisations are concerned that the draft constitution published by the CDA in April 2016 (the April 2016 Constitutional Draft), does not adequately guarantee the absolute prohibition of torture and ill-treatment within Libya’s territory or jurisdiction.  We are now writing to urge you as Members of the CDA to ensure that the future constitution of Libya is in line with international standards, upholds the absolute prohibition of torture and ill-treatment, ensures accountability of perpetrators and provides for a right of victims to redress.

'Reporting on Torture' media handbook launched to support journalists

26 June 2016

A new handbook launches today, on the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, to support journalists who report on torture. The ‘Reporting on Torture’ handbook provides accurate, up-to-date information and guidance in four languages (English, Arabic, Spanish and Nepalese) to help journalists cover the subject in detail, regardless of their experience.

Stand #WithRefugees by supporting LFJL

21 June 2016

We urge you to stand #withrefugees and pledge your support and help us put an end to the human rights violations experienced by migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced persons.

Please support LFJL's activities to make a permanent difference to someone's life.

On World Refugee Day, LFJL calls on the Libyan state and all governments to protect the human rights of migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced persons

20 June 2016

Today marks World Refugee Day, which commemorates the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees and forcibly displaced people around the world. With 42,500 people forced from their homes every day due to conflict or persecution, Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) wishes to use this opportunity to show its solidarity #WithRefugees.

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