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HRW remains concerned by the human rights crisis in Libya, which is taking place amidst near-absolute impunity. We regret the failure of this Council to provide a credible response. The fact that I am speaking under an item 10 General Debate – rather than…
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Protracted conflicts, unaccountable militias and the deterioration of general public services, are hardly making headlines, but in Libya, civilians are acutely suffering from them.
 
 Throughout the country, armed groups, some affiliated with one…
People walk near a puddle of water mixed with blood at the site of twin car bombs near a mosque in the Salmani neighborhood of Benghazi that resulted in scores of deaths and injuries, Libya, January 24, 2018. © 2018 Reuters
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Human Rights Watch welcomed the High Commissioner’s report on Libya from February this year detailing widespread violations and abuses committed by various factions since the beginning of 2014. Since then, the human rights conditions in Libya have…
A man holds a sign during a protest against candidates for a national unity government proposed by U.N. envoy for Libya Bernardino Leon, in Benghazi, Libya October 23.
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This statement is made on behalf of six regional and international NGOs.[1] Our organizations welcome the findings of the report of the OHCHR investigation mission on Libya which has concluded that violations of international law taking place throughout…
A man holds a sign during a protest against candidates for a national unity government proposed by U.N. envoy for Libya Bernardino Leon, in Benghazi, Libya October 23.
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Human Rights Watch welcomed the Council’s decision in March to mandate OHCHR to dispatch a mission to investigate abuses committed in Libya since 2014 and are looking forward to the High Commissioner’s written report on the findings of this inquiry at the…
Manal Ameer, 33, pictured here with her two daughters, was among the first to vote in Benghazi.
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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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The Libya Commission of Inquiry has enormous amounts of work.  The list of human rights violations committed during the six-month conflict – which has yet to end – is long, and the abuses involved intense. As the forces of Muammar Gaddafi retreated from…
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Delivered on June 9, 2011 by Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch welcomes the report of the Libya Commission of Inquiry, which has rightly highlighted serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.  We believe the Commission…
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The High Commissioner has stressed that producing concrete results that matter in the lives of people is her office's paramount goal.  Her report illustrates the valuable contribution that OHCHR makes in many different areas of work. The High…
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Human Rights Watch applauds the initiative to hold this special session in response to the ongoing crisis in Libya. Situations such as this are litmus tests of the HRC's relevance, and the council today should take whatever steps it can to address the…