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ICC prosecutor warns deteriorating security in Libya impeding efforts to end impunity
November 12, 2014
Chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, on Tuesday warned that increasing violence and political instability in Libya are impeding measures to end impunity. In a briefing to the UN Security Council, Bensouda encouraged the government of Libya to cooperate with....... [more]

Libya high court dissolves UN-backed parliament
November 6, 2014
Libya's Supreme Court on Thursday declared the UN-backed elected parliament unconstitutional. The ongoing crisis in Libya has created two rival parliaments, one based in the nation's capital Tripoli, and the other, which was declared illegitimate by the high court, based in the northeastern city of....... [more]

UK court says Libyan can sue over rendition
October 30, 2014
A British court ruled Thursday that a former Libyan military commander can sue the British government for its alleged role in his detention and rendition. In 2004, Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife were arrested in Bangkok, Thailand and returned to Muammar Gaddafi's Libya, where he spent years in pris....... [more]

Amnesty: Libya militias committing war crimes
October 30, 2014
Rival militias in Libya are committing serious human rights abuses, including war crimes, according to an Amnesty International (AI) report released Thursday. According to AI since July 2013, "militias and armed groups have launched indiscriminate attacks in urban areas of the capital, Warshafana (s....... [more]

Libya militant pleads not guilty to charges related to Benghazi attack
October 21, 2014
Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah on Monday pleaded not guilty to 17 charges related to the September 2012 attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, including some charges that warrant the death penalty. Prosecutor Michael DiLorenzo suggested that the government may file additional charges....... [more]

UN rights chief condemns threats and attacks on Libya activists
October 15, 2014
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Tuesday condemned the targeted attacks on human rights groups and activists by armed groups in Libya. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has received reports of intimidation, abductions, murders and harassment. Due t....... [more]

UN: More than 140,000 displaced by Libya conflict
September 22, 2014
More than 140,000 people have been internally displaced in Libya as a result of the country's rapidly deteriorating security situation, the UN said Monday. Renewed fighting between feuding militias has caused a new wave of displacement, particularly in the western outskirts of Tripoli and the easter....... [more]

HRW accuses Libya militias of war crimes
September 8, 2014
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday accused militias in Libya of committing war crimes during a battle that has been ongoing since July. Libya Dawn Alliance, led by militias from Misrata, and a coalition of militias from Zintan have been fighting for control over Tripoli's airport. Thousands of peopl....... [more]

UN: 250,000 have fled fighting in Libya
September 4, 2014
Militia fighting in Tripoli and Benghazi have forced 250,000 people to flee over the last four months, the UN reported Thursday. According to the report, released by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the UN Human Rights Office, approximately 150,000 people have fled the country altogether....... [more]

UN rights expert concerned over unprecedented Libya fighting
August 28, 2014
Recent violence between Libyan political factions has been alarming and unprecedented in its gravity, according to a statement released Wednesday by the outgoing Secretary-General's Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Representative Tarek Mitri cited areas o....... [more]

Tunisia reopens its main border crossing with Libya
August 2, 2014
Tunisia reopened its main border crossing with Libya on Saturday after suspending it on Friday after thousands of Egyptian and other foreign nationals broke through part of a fence at the Ras Ajdir crossing. Fleeing the violence in Libya, thousands of people have been migrating into Tunisia. Tunisi....... [more]




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