Libya:

Priorities for Legislative Reform

A Human Rights Roadmap for a New Libya

January 21, 2014
In this 69-page report, Human Rights Watch calls on Libya to press forward with legislative reforms, making abolishing the death penalty for more than 30 crimes the top priority. The government should place an immediate moratorium on death sentences until the laws are revised, particularly in light of concerns about the fairness of the judicial process. Lawmakers also should repeal Gaddafi-era laws that prescribe corporal punishment, including lashing for extramarital intercourse and slander, and amputation of limbs.

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Libya:

Priorities for Legislative Reform

A Human Rights Roadmap for a New Libya

January 21, 2014
In this 69-page report, Human Rights Watch calls on Libya to press forward with legislative reforms, making abolishing the death penalty for more than 30 crimes the top priority. The government should place an immediate moratorium on death sentences until the laws are revised, particularly in light of concerns about the fairness of the judicial process. Lawmakers also should repeal Gaddafi-era laws that prescribe corporal punishment, including lashing for extramarital intercourse and slander, and amputation of limbs.