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  Executive Summary If someone escapes hell, how can you grab them and take them back to hell? – Bamba, a 31-year-old from Ivory Coast who reached Italy in October 2016 Soft-spoken Abdul left Darfur in 2016 when he was eighteen. He went…
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Summary Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything. —Peter, Dominica,…
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Summary 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 In…
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Summary 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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Introduction Unprecedented numbers of people are taking dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean to reach countries of the European Union. Migrants and asylum seekers have been crossing the Mediterranean for decades. The numbers have…
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War on the Media Journalists under Attack in Libya Summary Methodology I. Background: Libya’s Media Landscape II. Attack on the Media since 2011 Killings and…
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Priorities for Legislative Reform A Human Rights Roadmap for a New Libya Introduction Eleven Areas for Reform Background…
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A Revolution for All Women’s Rights in the New Libya Summary I. Background II. Women’s Political Participation The Right to Participate Election …
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Summary When protests against the rule of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi broke out in Libya in February 2011, the government’s security forces responded by…
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Delivered Into Enemy Hands US-Led Abuse and Rendition of Opponents to Gaddafi’s Libya Summary Key Recommendations Methodology I. Background…
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Summary“I just need an answer from NATO: Why did you destroy my home and kill my family?”—Faiz Fathi Jfara, Bani Walid, January 23, 2012This report documents civilian casualties in the air campaign by the North…
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I. Summary  “I need to talk about it, I need to feel that my voice is being heard, not just mine but that of all the families of the disappeared.  For my family, every celebration, every holiday becomes a funeral because…
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I. Summary On May 6, 2009, for the first time in the post-World War II era, a European state ordered its coast guard and naval vessels to interdict and forcibly return boat migrants on the high seas…
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Despite modest improvements in recent years, Libyans and foreign residents in Libya continue to suffer from serious violations of human rights. Below is a selection of the key human rights issues in Libya, as documented by Human Rights Watch. The material…
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Stemming the Flow: Abuses Against Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees I. Summary Methodology II. Key Recommendations To the Government of Libya To the European Union To the Government of Italy III. …
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In the summer of 1996, stories began to filter out of Libya about a mass killing in Tripoli’s Abu Salim prison. The details remained scarce, and the government initially denied that an incident had taken place. Libyan groups outside the country said up to…
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A Threat to Society? Arbitrary Detention of Women and Girls for "Social Rehabilitation" I. Summary II. Recommendations To the Government of Libya To the United Nations To the ACHR, E.U., and Donors III. Background Women's Legal Status…
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Words to Deeds The Urgent Need for Human Rights Reform I. Summary II. Methodology III. Recommendations Regarding the People's Court Regarding the Death Penalty Regarding Political Prisoners Regarding Freedom of Expression Regarding…