CHRDA & NGOs : Violence on land, violence at sea: Migrants in Libya between the Libyan hammer and the EU’s anvil

15 October 2021 Violence on land, violence at sea: Migrants in Libya between the Libyan hammer and the EU's anvil In Libya, the already dire situation for migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees has been escalating to an unprecedented level of…

Libya: Rights groups present a new draft law regulating civil work and call on Libyan civil society to advocate for its approval by the legislature

Press release The undersigned human rights groups announce the proposal of a new draft law regulating  civil work in Libya; the proposed law would guarantee civil society’s independence and freedom. We call on Libya’s civil society organizations…

Defender Center welcomes the report of the Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya and calls on the Libyan authorities and the international community to implement its recommendations

Press Release October 5, 2021 Defender Center for Human Rights welcomes the report of the independent fact-finding mission on Libya, which stated that there are “reasonable grounds to believe that war crimes have been committed in Libya”…

CHRDA – Government of National Unity relies on Gaddafi’s arsenal of repressive laws to restrict civil society and block its role in the electoral process

A joint letter to the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdel Hamid Dbeibah The undersigned human rights groups call for a halt to the issuance of the new regulation on the right to freedom of association in Libya[1], proposed…

Joint letter: Renewal of United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Libya of vital importance

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) joined several human rights organizations in signing the following letter, urging state representatives at the Human Rights Council to ensure the extension of the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Libya’s…

Libya: The kidnapping of a human rights defender raises concerns and threatens the credibility of scheduled elections

A joint letter to the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdel Hamid Dbeibah, and the Libyan Attorney General, Sideeg Al-Sour   On the evening of 3 June 2021, according to local witnesses, human rights defender and…

Libya: impunity prevails 10 years on from the revolution (CHRDA and ICJ)

Libya: impunity prevails 10 years on from the revolution 17 February 2021 marks the tenth anniversary of the Libyan revolution. Back then, protestors had taken to the streets calling for an end to Gadhafi’s authoritarian rule: a regime…

Libya: The denial of non-Libyan citizens’ right to health must be investigated and remedied

  The right to health is a fundamental and inclusive human right, encompassing health care, safe drinking water in hospital facilities, adequate sanitation, adequate nutrition, and housing.  Functioning public health care facilities,…

Press release: On International Human Rights Day: In a new book, CHRDA sheds light on the rights of marginalized groups in Libya

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To celebrate International Human Rights Day, Defender Center publishes a book entitled ‘Research Studies on Marginalized Groups in Libya’ which discusses the conditions of women, persons with disabilities and children. The book aims to analyse…

Statement on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

"Who protects the rights of persons with disabilities during the worldwide Coronavirus Pandemic crisis?"   On December 3rd, the world celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and the World Health Organization…

An open letter to UN & UNSML on allegations of bribery at the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum

Sunday 22 November 2020 Libyan Human Rights Organizations An open letter directed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, The United Nations Support Mission in Libya, And the Acting Libyan Attorney General On allegations of bribery…

DCHRA & 4 HR ORGANIZATIONS: Libya must end systematic impunity and investigate the killing of lawyer and political activist Hanan al-Barassi

The undersigned human rights groups are appalled by the assassination of lawyer and political activist Hanan al-Barassi in Benghazi on 10 November 2020, and call on the competent authorities to launch an independent, impartial and effective…