• A special session could provide the Human Rights Council with an opportunity to ask a group of Special Procedures to develop guidelines on how to increase protection for migrants at sea and prevent violations of their rights. There are several grey areas in international law and its application to migrants at sea that would benefit from clarification by UN human rights experts.
    Oct 14, 2013
  • Oct 8, 2013
  • We are writing in regard to your investigation of grave abuses committed in Libya to draw your attention to a matter of deep concern having to do with impunity for crimes there. We believe there are serious consequences for your mandate as authorized by United Nations Security Council resolution 1970.

    May 25, 2012
  • May 3, 2012
  • May 3, 2012
  • The Misrata Local Council received with great interest the letter from Human Rights Watch to the city’s local council and military council. The letter explicitly accused the revolutionaries of Misrata of perpetrating several violations and crimes that may amount to crimes against humanity. The letter concluded by threatening to hold officials on the city’s local council and military council responsible for these abuses and the failure to stop and prevent them.

    Apr 11, 2012
  • The undersgned non-governmental organizations want to express their dismay regarding the results of the vote that toook place during the adoption of the resolution on "Assistance to Libya in the field of Human Rights" (A/HRW/19/L39/Rev.1), at the 19th session of the Human Rights Council on 23rd March 2012.

    Apr 10, 2012
  • Human Rights Watch is writing to raise concerns about serious crimes that have been and continue to be committed by armed groups from Misrata, some of them amounting to crimes against humanity. As the civilian and military leadership in the city, we urge you to take immediate steps to halt the commission of these crimes, and to support prosecution of those responsible. We emphasize that senior officials, such as yourself, could be held criminally responsible for ordering these crimes, or for failing to prevent or punish them, by courts including the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.
    Apr 8, 2012
  • Human Rights Watch writes to you as a matter of urgency to ask that you decline ordering the extradition to Libya of Mr. Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, the former Libyan prime minister, currently in custody in Tunisia.
    Nov 11, 2011
  • After much sacrifice and struggle, the people of Libya may finally have their chance to build a nation that fully respects human rights and the rule of law. We commend the National Transitional Council’s efforts to ensure that Libya’s revolutionary struggle adheres to these principles. We especially appreciate the strong statements you and other NTC leaders have made in the last few days urging supporters of the NTC to avoid acts of revenge, to preserve vital state institutions, and to pursue reconciliation.
    Aug 23, 2011