January 21, 2014

Priorities for Legislative Reform

A Human Rights Roadmap for a New Libya

Introduction
Eleven Areas for Reform
Background
I. Freedom of Expression
Defamation Laws: “Offensive Acts” against the State and Public Officials
“Offending” Religion
Media and Press Regulation Laws
Law on Prohibiting Media Discussion of Fatwas
II. Crimes against the State
III. Freedom of Association
Regulation of NGOs
IV. Right to Peaceful Assembly
V. Torture
VI. Corporal Punishment
VII. The Special Procedures Law and Impunity
Law on Transitional Justice
VIII. Death Penalty
IX. Violence and Discrimination against Women
X. Rights of Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees
XI. Political Exclusion
Recommendations
To the General National Congress and Succeeding Legislatures:
Acknowledgments