April 14, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Prosecutors in Libya on Monday opened the trial of former Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi's sons, Saadi Gaddafi and Saif al-Islam, and more than two dozen of his former officials for crimes allegedly committed during the 2011 uprising. While his sons were not present in the court room at the ...[read more]
April 12, 2014
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Hanan Salah of Human Rights Watch says that if the Libyan government does not take immediate steps to rectify its dysfunctional justice system it risks a complete collapse... This past week, Libya's official television station broadcasted a series of videos featuring al- ...[read more]
April 9, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Human rights violations by Syrian government forces "far outweigh" those by armed rebel groups, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay told the UN Security Council on Tuesday. Pillay briefed the Security Council on the human rights situations in Syria, Central African Republic (CAR), South Sudan, Mali ...[read more]
March 7, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the international community Friday to provide assistance to Libya's failing justice system. HRW expressed concern over the mass detention of individuals on what they called an arbitrary basis. The call for assistance asked for trained personnel to help end the ...[read more]
March 6, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Saadi Gaddafi, son of former Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi was extradited from Niger back to Libya Thursday to stand trial for crimes allegedly committed during his father's rule. Saadi is the most recent fugitive whom the Libyan government has extradited from Niger. In February Abdallah ...[read more]
February 19, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday warned against recent amendments to Libya's penal code. Law No. 5 of 2014 imposes prison sentences on any individual "undermining the February 17 revolution" and for "publicly insulting one of the ...[read more]
February 14, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday reported that Libya has failed to grant due process rights to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and other detained former government officials. On January 23 HRW interviewed Gaddafi, who revealed that he and the other detainees have been denied access to legal counsel. ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday reported concern regarding recent violent incidents in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, which have left in excess of 40 people dead and hundreds injured. The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSIL) visited hospitals in the area ...[read more]
November 15, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Thursday urged the government of Libya to address serious crimes committed in the country and encouraged the international community to end the impunity gap in Libya. Bensouda welcomed gains in Libya's legal system that would ...[read more]
October 24, 2013
by Lauren Laing
About thirty aides to Muammar Gaddafi, including his son Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, were indicted Thursday by a Libyan court for a list of offenses allegedly committed during the 2011 revolt in the country. The charges levied against them include murder, kidnapping, complicity in incitement to rape, ...[read more]

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