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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 to Egypt,…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to continue…
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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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 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
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 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
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 Background
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 Women’s Political Participation
 The Right to

 Participate
 Election
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 When protests against the rule of Libyan leader Muammar

 Gaddafi broke out in Libya in February 2011, the government’s security

 forces responded by opening fire…
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 Delivered Into Enemy Hands
 
 
 US-Led Abuse and Rendition
 of Opponents to Gaddafi’s Libya 
 
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 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 they…
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 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 without…
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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.
 Background Libya's…
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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 Freedom of…