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LFJL Recommendations to the 16th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute

23 November 2017

This paper sets out LFJL’s five recommendations on critical issues that the ASP must consider at its 16th session. In doing so, LFJL has prioritised matters that it believes are essential to ensure the effectiveness of the ICC in pursuing accountability in Libya, including the essential role that States Parties should play in the implementation of this mandate.

A Guide to Freedom of Expression in Libya

17 November 2017

A Guide to Freedom of Expression in Libya has been authored by Lawyers for Justice in Libya thanks to the assistance of International Media Support. It is intended to provide support for media stakeholders and identify human rights recommendations for the Libyan State

LFJL Welcomes the ICC’s Commitment to Prioritise Libya in 2018

11 November 2017

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda (the Prosecutor), presented her 14th report on Libya to the United Nations Security Council (the Security Council) earlier this week. Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) congratulates the Prosecutor on issuing the first arrest warrant for post 2011 crimes in Libya earlier this year following her 13th update to the Security Council. Having long highlighted the significant complementary role for the ICC in helping to end impunity in Libya, LFJL welcomes the Prosecutor’s continued commitment to prioritise investigations in Libya in 2018 and her assurances that her office has taken note of recent and ongoing crimes committed in Libya. LFJL calls on Libya to expedite the surrender of Al-Werfalli and others, on the international community to increase its support to the ICC and on the ICC to pursue its mandate by issuing new, and unsealing, arrest warrants.

LFJL strongly condemns Derna attack and renews calls for an international independent investigative mechanism and prompt ICC investigations

3 November 2017

Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) strongly condemns the attack in the Eastern Libyan city of Derna on the night of the 30 October 2017 which killed 15 people, mostly women and children. LFJL calls for a prompt investigation by the ICC and for the creation of an independent investigative mechanism by the United Nations.

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