November 6, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Libya's Supreme Court on Thursday declared the UN-backed elected parliament unconstitutional. The ongoing crisis in Libya has created two rival parliaments, one based in the nation's capital Tripoli, and the other, which was declared illegitimate by the high court, based in the northeastern city ...[read more]
October 30, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Rival militias in Libya are committing serious human rights abuses, including war crimes, according to an Amnesty International (AI) report released Thursday. According to AI since July 2013, "militias and armed groups have launched indiscriminate attacks in urban areas of the capital, Warshafana ( ...[read more]
September 22, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
More than 140,000 people have been internally displaced in Libya as a result of the country's rapidly deteriorating security situation, the UN said Monday. Renewed fighting between feuding militias has caused a new wave of displacement, particularly in the western outskirts of Tripoli and the ...[read more]
September 8, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday accused militias in Libya of committing war crimes during a battle that has been ongoing since July. Libya Dawn Alliance, led by militias from Misrata, and a coalition of militias from Zintan have been fighting for control over Tripoli's airport. Thousands of ...[read more]
September 4, 2014
by Addison Morris
Militia fighting in Tripoli and Benghazi have forced 250,000 people to flee over the last four months, the UN reported Thursday. According to the report, released by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the UN Human Rights Office, approximately 150,000 people have fled the country ...[read more]
May 11, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, appeared via videolink at a court in Tripoli on Sunday. Saif al-Islam and 36 other defendants are facing a variety of charges including corruption and war crimes from their alleged role in suppressing the 2011 uprising. At... ...[read more]
April 14, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Prosecutors in Libya on Monday opened the trial of former Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi's sons, Saadi Gaddafi and Saif al-Islam, and more than two dozen of his former officials for crimes allegedly committed during the 2011 uprising. While his sons were not present in the court room at the ...[read more]
April 12, 2014
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Hanan Salah of Human Rights Watch says that if the Libyan government does not take immediate steps to rectify its dysfunctional justice system it risks a complete collapse... This past week, Libya's official television station broadcasted a series of videos featuring al- ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday reported concern regarding recent violent incidents in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, which have left in excess of 40 people dead and hundreds injured. The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSIL) visited hospitals in the area ...[read more]
October 6, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
US military special forces on Saturday captured Abu Anas al Libi, a suspected high-ranking operative of al Qaeda, during a raid conducted in Tripoli, Libya. US authorities allege that al Libi played a significant role in planning and executing the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and ...[read more]

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