Urgent Appeal: Libya Platform calls on UNSC member states to throw full support behind ICC investigations into grave and systematic violations

The Libya Platform (LP), composed of 16 CSOs, has issued an urgent appeal to member states of the UN Security Council, urging them to take a swift, decisive stand on the mounting grave and systematic violations of international humanitarian…

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Defender center has important & effective collaboration, i.e. but not limited to: A partnership with Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), International Commission of Jurists…

Defender center participations during 2018

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The Cairo Institute presents short films on human rights in Libya with EU support

On the occasion of Human Rights Day (10 December), the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) presented a screening today of eight short films depicting human rights struggles and youth’s aspirations in Libya, as part of a project…

Letter to the Libyan Constitution Drafting Committee

Article 46 on transparency and the right of access to information provides for the freedom to receive, impart and exchange information, but it does not comply with the requirements of international standards. The guarantee by the state of the right of access to information must conform to international law, in particular the standards related to the right of access to information, to the protection of personal data, to combatting corruption, and to transparency.

The Libya Platform demands an immediate investigation by the ICC

The so-called General Command of the Libyan Army has taken no action against extrajudicial killings committed by Captain Mahmoud Warfali during operations resulting in the executions of 33 people between June 3, 2016 and July 17, 2017. Although General Command of the Libyan Army in the East announced it had begun investigating Warfarli on August 2, 2017,[5] he was able to issue an official decree on August 14,[6] 2017

“The Platform” in meetings with UN Libya Envoy and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:

Given the absence of an effective national justice system in Libya, international accountability mechanisms are imperative in address rampant impunity in a country where respect for human rights is decimated by escalating attacks on local civil society organizations, human rights defenders, members of the judiciary, media workers, civilians, and migrants. The Platform emphasized that Libyan authorities must formulate a clear strategy to restructure the security establishment and the judicial system, as well as supporting the education and health sectors for vulnerable populations. The freedom of expression and association and the return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) must be prioritized in this strategy.