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International Criminal Court Issues Warrant for LNA Commander

(Beirut) – Forces loyal to the Libyan National Army (LNA) in eastern Libya appear to have executed captured fighters in Benghazi and desecrated corpses, Human Rights Watch said today. Video recordings posted online since January 2017 seem to show LNA…
The above image is a screenshot from a video posted on July 24, 2017 showing the apparent summary execution by LNA fighters of 20 prisoners, whom the commander, believed to be ICC suspect Mahmoud Al-Werfalli (wearing cap),  accuses of “terrorism.”
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General Khalifa Hiftar Commander of the Libyan National Army Al-Marj, Libya Delivery by e-mail Dear General Hiftar: Human Rights Watch has been tracking violations against civilians in Benghazi since the 2011 uprising. Our researchers were on the…
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Seeking justice for the ongoing grave human rights abuses in Syria has proven largely elusive. Now the shield of impunity is beginning to crack.
 Several countries, including Sweden, Germany, and France are in the process of investigating some…
Syrian Man Carries Children After Barrel Bomb Attack
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Refugee Crisis and Universal Jurisdiction Cases in Europe

What’s the basis for European courts to try atrocities committed in Syria and Iraq? What is universal jurisdiction? Does universal jurisdiction mean that every country can investigate any grave international crime committed in Syria and Iraq? What…
Syrian Man Carries Children After Barrel Bomb Attack
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 The final stage of the [2011] revolution was in Sirte. We were filled with hope. Then step by step, Daesh took over. Now we feel we are cursed.
 
 -“Ali,” resident who fled ISIS in Sirte
 
 
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 Consecutive interim governments and authorities in Libya have failed to investigate, prosecute, charge and end the arbitrary detention of thousands of people held in relation to the 2011 uprising against former Libyan leader…
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Widespread Arbitrary Detention May Constitute Crimes Against Humanity


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 (Berlin) – Thousands of people…
Al-Jawiyyah prison
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He and 3 Top Former Officials Describe Grave Due Process Violations

(Beirut) – The jailed son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said that he had been held in solitary confinement and suffered due process violations during pretrial detention at Tripoli’s al-Hadba prison. Al-Saadi Gaddafi made the allegations on…
Libyan former head of intelligence Abdullah Sanussi sits behind bars together with other suspects during their trial at a courtroom in Tripoli, Libya, on November 16, 2014.
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Defendants Alleged Limited Access to Lawyers, Ill-Treatment


 (Beirut) – The trial in which 32 Gaddafi-era officials were convicted on July 28, 2015, of serious crimes during Libya’s 2011 uprising was undermined by serious due process violations, Human Rights Watch said today. Libya missed an important…
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Court Prosecutor to Brief UN Security Council

(New York) – United Nations Security Council members should use the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor’s briefing on her Libya investigation on May 12, 2015, to speak out strongly against the state of impunity in the country, Human Rights Watch…
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October 28, 2014
 
  
 
 Bernardino Leon
 
 UN Special Representative in Libya
 
 UN Support Mission in Libya
 
 Tunis- Tunisia
 
 RE: Necessary International Action to End Impunity in Libya 
 
 Dear…
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Human Rights Abuses in Libya and Sudan

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 Human rights conditions in Libya regressed sharply in 2014. Since May 2014, parties to the armed conflicts have directly attacked and abducted civilians and looted, burned and otherwise destroyed civilian infrastructure. Hundreds of…
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Use ICC Briefing to Highlight Need for Action on Impunity

(New York) – United Nations Security Council members should use the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor’s briefing on her Libya investigation on November 11, 2014, to express concern about the country’s deteriorating situation, Human Rights…