News and Events

New ICC arrest warrant: LFJL welcomes the groundbreaking prospect of accountability

16 August 2017

On 15 August 2017, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant of arrest for Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli, Commander of Al-Saqia Bridage, a unit of the Libyan National Army (LNA). This is the first warrant of arrest to be issued by the ICC in the Libya investigation that relates to crimes committed beyond the context of the 2011 uprising. LFJL welcomes this significant development as a step towards ending impunity and calls on the Libyan state to support such efforts to combat ongoing rights violations.

Constitutional referendum must be fair, free and safe

3 August 2017

The Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA) has called for a referendum which will consider if its constitutional draft should become law. LFJL is concerned that security conditions and attempts to suppress media and civil society discussion may undermine the legitimacy of the constitution. To ensure that any constitution adopted reflects the will of the Libyan people the election law governing the referendum must guarantee their right to meaningful participation.

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