Experience- sharing

Side event at the UN Human Rights Council 30th Session titled Libya's UPR: Challenges and Opportunities for  Implementation


Libya’s first UPR review since the 2011 uprising has led to the identification of new challenges facing the state to comply with international human rights obligations. The ongoing conflict and political instability has led to grave violations to be committed without accountability. New restrictive legal measures have been adopted which undermine human rights standards.

The side event, hosted by Lawyers for Justice in Libya and the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, reflected on the opportunities and challenges the UPR process has presented to Libya. Panelists discussed what steps can be taken by the Libyan state, civil society and international actors to ensure Libya effectively implements its UPR recommendations and human rights obligations more widely.



Antoine Madeline

Director for International Advocacy, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

Gerald Staberock

Secretary General, World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)

Karim Salem

Libya Researcher, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS)

Riad Alakar

Freedom of Expression Researcher, Coalition of Libyan Human Rights Organisations


Aml El-Houderi,

International Advocacy Programme Coordinator, Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL)


UPR Coalition Experience Sharing Seminar 



The Coalition of Libyan Human Rights Organisations (the Coalition), of which LFJL is a member, led an experience-sharing seminar in Tripoli. The Coalition members discussed their experiences of participating in Libya’s current Universal Periodic Review (UPR) with interested civil society organisations. Organisations across Libya were invited to attend to find out more about the Coalition’s UPR work at the UN Human Rights Council and to explore new avenues for collaboration. Watch this space!




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