News and Events

Update Law 37: Supreme Court of Libya to review the constitutionality of the Law on the criminalisation of the glorification of the dictator

3 June 2012

Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) welcomes the Supreme Court of Libya’s decision to review the constitutionality of Law 37 of 2012. Law 37 criminalises and provides prison sentences for the glorification of the dictator as well as the publishing of any news, propaganda or rumours which “harm the 17 February revolution”.

Video & Audio from the event "Was it Worth it? Reflections on the Libyan Revolution"

15 May 2012

Lindsey Hilsum will reflect on how the overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi has transformed the lives of Libyans. She will analyse his legacy, examining the role of the militias and different political factions emerging in the new Libya, and explore the implications of the change of regime for neighbouring countries. Her account will be based on her experiences reporting from Libya and will coincide with the publication of her book Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution

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Open Letter to NTC regarding Laws 37 & 38

9 May 2012

Following on from LFJL's announcement, we are proud to publish this open letter to the NTC relating to laws 37 and 38 which was signed by over 60 lawyers, judges, journalists, activists and, above all, Libyans. This letter will be delivered to the NTC 9 May 2012. 

To access the letter click below:

For English: Click Here

For Arabic: Click Here


إلحاقاً ببيان منظمة محامون من أجل العدالة في ليبيا، يسرنا نشر هذه الرسالة المفتوحة إلى المجلس الوطني الانتقالي بشأن القانون 37 والقانون 38، وقد وقع عليها ما يزيد على ستين محامٍ وقاضٍ وصحفي وناشط "ليبيين".  سيتم تسليم هذه الرسالة إلى المجلس الوطني الإنتقالي في 9 مايو 2012 بإذن الله.
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LFJL strongly condemns new laws breaching human rights and undermining the rule of law

7 May 2012

Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) strongly condemns laws 37 and 38 adopted by the Libyan National Transitional Council (the NTC) on 2 May as laws which breach fundamental human rights and freedoms and which represent a significant step backwards on Libya’s path to establishing a country built on human rights, the rule of law and democracy.
These laws constitute breaches not only of Libya’s international commitments, including those as a signatory to the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, but also to the Constitutional Declaration of 3 August 2011 through which the NTC derives its legitimacy. Further, through the unilateral enactment of such laws, in the absence of involvement or consultation with key stakeholders including civil society organisations representing various interests of the Libyan public, the NTC is seriously undermining its own legitimacy.

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