We Call for immediate disclosure of the conditions of detainees in Qirnada prisons after Hurricane Daniel and the provision of immediate assistance to the affected

Joint statement We call for immediate disclosure of the conditions of detainees in Qirnada prisons after Hurricane Daniel and the provision of immediate assistance to the affected September 18, 2023 The Qirnada prison complex, located near…

JOINT STATEMENT – Libya: Security chaos and systematic armed intimidation of workforce in judicial facilities further undermines the role of the judiciary in restoring the rule of law and monitoring elections

21/06/2023 Libya, 21 June 2023 - The undersigned organizations condemn the flagrant assault on Ahmed al-Qataani, Public Prosecutor and Director of the Public Order Prosecution Department in the Court of Appeal  in the Benghazi Jurisdiction.…

On World Refugee Day – Libyan Authorities arbitrarily detain Hundreds of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Inhumane Conditions

20/06/2023  Circumstances forced millions of people to leave their original homelands and flee in search of a safe place, to resume their lives anew, and in this perilous journey many of them lose their lives, and many of them are subjected…

Joint Statement: Crimes against migrants and refugees continue in Libya in latest mass expulsion

  9 June 2023 - Libya Crimes Watch (LCW), the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) and the Defender Center for Human Rights (CHRDA) strongly condemn the mass expulsion of over 3,000 migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers from the Libyan…

CHRDA & 37 NGOs : Palestine: ­Israeli Apartheid – The Legacy of the Ong­­­­oing Nakba at 75

May 15, 2023 Seventy-five years have passed since the Palestinian people were ethnically cleansed and forcibly expelled from their homes, lands, and property in their ancestral land during the 1948 Nakba (meaning ‘catastrophe’ in Arabic).…

JOINT PRESS RELEASE – ICC arrest warrants: An encouraging step for justice in Libya

JOINT PRESS RELEASE - 18/05/2023 Libya Crimes Watch (LCW), Defender Center for Human Rights (CHRDA), and Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) welcome the recent announcement of arrest warrants by the International Criminal Court (ICC or the…

Violating women’s right to freedom of movement is an insult to Libyan women and a contravention of the constitution and law

  Statement on discriminatory measures restricting women's travel in Libya 13 May 2023: We, the undersigned activists and civil society organizations, express our strong condemnation of the discriminatory measures imposed by the Internal Security…

Joint statement : UN rights body fails to further justice in Libya

13 April 2023 UN rights body fails to further justice in Libya “Civil society organisations dismayed by inadequate Human Rights Council Libya resolution despite worsening situation” On 4 April, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted…

Joint statement : Libyan organizations call on authorities to stop draconian laws and civil society crackdown

On 13 March 2023 the Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation at the Office of the Prime Minister for the Government of National Unity (GNU) in Libya issued circular no. 5803 effectively instructing Libya’s…

Human rights organisations warn of the deteriorating situation of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in Libya and the worrying shrinking civic space

We, activists and members of civil society organisations working on ongoing human rights violations against migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in Libya, express our deep concern regarding the general climate of impunity and lack of accountability…

Joint Letter : UN Human Rights Council should ensure meaningful follow-up on the human rights situation in Libya (CHRDA & 8 NGOs )

6 March 2023 UN Human Rights Council should ensure meaningful follow-up on the human rights situation in Libya Your Excellency, In July 2022 the Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted resolution 50/23 extending the mandate of the United…

Press release : The Libyan authorities should release the Executive Director and Director of the Registration Department of the Civil Society Commission in Benghazi

  Press release December 26, 2022   The undersigned Libyan human rights organizations express their strong condemnation and concern over the detention by the Internal Security Agency, on December 18, of the Executive Director of the Civil…