Haqani: LFJL launches its new Arabic-language podcast

March 11, 2020

Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) is thrilled to announce the launch of its latest podcast series Haqani.  

Meaning both “truthful” and “just”, Haqani looks at questions of injustice in Libya through the prism of real stories told by the people who lived them and holds a discussion of the law and the ways to pursue justice and accountability. Hosts Elham Saudi, LFJL’s Director, and Amal Nassar, the Representative to the International Criminal Court for the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), invite listeners to join them on a journey to reflect on the stories, unravel the law, discuss the questions and look ahead to solutions.  

In November 2019, LFJL invited people to share their stories and explain how the reality of impunity in Libya is affecting their daily lives. LFJL was overwhelmed by the response. The stories shared with us came from all parts of the country and demonstrated that the sense of injustice was prevalent across the country.  

The result is a 5-episode podcast focused on real stories and some of the mechanisms that can help bring justice. In the first four episodes, Saudi and Nassar look at specific stories of enforced disappearances, displacement, the right to education and property rights. By engaging with these violations through first-hand accounts and with the aim to address steps that can be taken today, Haqani seeks to show that it is not too late, or too early, to start a journey to justice.

A fifth episode, based on key questions and comments from listeners, will be released at the end of March 2020. LFJL strongly encourages all its supporters to listen to the episodes and share their comments and questions via Facebook and Instagram.

"Human rights violations and lack of accountability are not abstract legal concepts, but realities that affect the lives of people daily. We are so grateful to all those who trusted us with their stories and we hope that, together, through Haqani, we start an honest conversation about the harm that violations cause and how we can work towards finding redress for that harm through the law” said Saudi.

Listen to the first episode, “Property Rights”, on Spotify, Buzzsprout and on all other major platforms now (and will be soon available on Apple Podcasts). Be sure to subscribe so that you do not miss any of the episodes.

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