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ICC prosecutor urges UN Security Council to act on Libya situation
May 14, 2015
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to take action to strengthen the deteriorating security situation in Libya. Fatou Bensouda expressed her concerns over the recent increases in assassinations, terrorist attacks and targeting of i....... [more]

UNESCO director calls destruction of heritage sites 'war crime'
May 14, 2015
The director-general of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, continued her campaign against the looting and destruction of archaeological sites in the Middle East at a conference in Cairo on Wednesday and condemned the destructive act as a "war crime." She declared the action a "tactic of war" and called for an e....... [more]

Amnesty: Libya migrants facing rape and torture
May 12, 2015
Refugees and migrants crossing through Libya face human rights abuses including torture and rape, Amnesty International (AI) reported Sunday. The report asserts that foreign nationals in Libya are subject to alarming rates of rape, torture and abduction, causing many to risk their lives crossing the....... [more]

UN rights experts condemn airstrikes on Libya airport
April 3, 2015
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Thursday strongly condemned the continuous airstrikes on an airport in the western town of Zintan, claiming the attacks pose danger to civilians and are undermining efforts to find a solution to the Libyan crisis. Neither the rebels nor the Libyan governme....... [more]

Arab leaders agree to use unified military force amid crisis
March 29, 2015
Arab leaders announced Sunday that a unified military force will be formed to oppose the growing threats from Yemen to Libya. The announcement came after a summit level meeting of the Council of the League of Arab States in Egypt on Thursday. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told the press co....... [more]

UN: Libya armed groups attacking human rights defenders
March 26, 2015
Armed groups in Libya are deliberately attacking human rights defenders, according to a UN report released Wednesday. Attacks have increased since fighting escalated in May 2014 and have been documented in a joint report by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the Office of the High Commissi....... [more]

UN Libya mission unveils peace proposal
March 24, 2015
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) released a peace proposal on Tuesday in effort to end the country's political instability and "deteriorating military situation." Among many ideas offered, UNSMIL proposed the creation of a unity government "composed of independent personalities not belonging....... [more]

UN envoy warns Security Council that Yemen nearing civil war
March 23, 2015
The UN special envoy to Yemen warned the UN Security Council during an emergency meeting Sunday that the situation in Yemen is teetering on the brink of civil war. The special envoy, Jamal Benomar, warned the Council that the increasingly violent and expanding conflict in Yemen could erupt into civ....... [more]

HRW: cluster bombs dropped on towns in Libya
March 17, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday reported evidence that cluster bombs were dropped on at least two towns in Libya. HRW said they have not yet determined who dropped the bombs. The Libyan Air Force recently bombed the two towns, but it has denied using banned cluster bombs. Cluster munitions are a....... [more]

UN rights expert: Libya situation 'deteriorating rapidly'
March 5, 2015
Head of the United States Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino León on Wednesday warned the UN Security Council that without intervention from the international community and UN, Libya is likely to become unstable in the wake of repeated terrorist attacks. León urged the international comm....... [more]

Amnesty: Egypt military strike against Libya may amount to war crime
February 24, 2015
Amnesty International (AI) claimed Monday that the Egyptian military failed to take adequate precautionary measures to avoid civilian casualties in an attack on the Libyan city of Derna last week. The airstrikes occurred in the early morning hours of February 16, and AI argues that indiscriminate at....... [more]




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