19 July 2012
9 July 2012
Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) would like to congratulate all Libyans on this historic Election Day. For the first time in decades, Libyans have the opportunity to exercise their democratic right and freely vote for a representative government. We encourage all parties, candidates and voters to respect the outcome of the elections. This is a day where we leave behind the corruptive legacies of the Gaddafi era and move toward a democratic society based on mutual respect and a respect for the democratic process and the rule of law. LFJL hopes for the next elections to be more inclusive and to grant every Libyan in or outside Libya the right to exercise their right to vote. LFJL hopes that for the next government to take all necessary steps to ensure that the right to vote is available to every Libyan.
29 June 2012
Today marks the sixteenth anniversary of the Abu Salim prison massacre in which over 1,260 prisoners of conscious were killed in a single night. The prison of Abu Salim is notorious as the site where thousands of political prisoners were tortured, killed and subjected to gross human rights violations during the forty years of the Gaddafi era.
27 June 2012
Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) applauds the Supreme Court of Libya’s decision on the constitutionality of Law 37 of 2012 . Law 37 criminalises and provides prison sentences for the glorification of the dictator as well as publishing any news, propaganda or rumours which “harm the 17 February revolution”.