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The situation in Libya is the International Criminal Court's (ICC) sixth investigation. To date, three arrests warrants have been issued in this investigation: against Muammar Gaddafi, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah Al-Senussi.

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Arrest warrants
On 27 June 2011, ICC Pre-Trial Chamber I (PTC I) issued warrants of arrest for Libyan leader Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi, his son Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, Libyan government spokesman, and Abdullah Al-Senussi, Director of Military Intelligence, for alleged crimes against humanity (murder and persecution) committed in Libya from 15 February until at least 28 February 2011.

The ICC Prosecutor applied for arrest warrants against Muammar Al-Gaddafi, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah Al-Senussi on 16 May 2011. PTC I judges decided that there were reasonable grounds to believe that the three suspects committed crimes against humanity and that the warrants of arrest were necessary to ensure their appearance before the ICC, to prevent interference in the ongoing investigation and to prevent the commission of further crimes.

Responsibility for the implementation of arrest warrants lies with the Libyan national authorities. Libya is obliged to cooperate fully with the ICC and the prosecutor, under the terms of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1970 (2011). However, cooperation from the Libyan Transitional National Council and other states may be needed to ensure the arrest of the three suspects.

On 19 November 2011, Al-Islam Gaddafi was arrested by Libyan authorities, and on 23 January 2012, they submitted confidential observations on the arrest and detention following a request from PTC I on 6 December 2011. On 4 April 2012, PTC I reiterated its order that Libya must immediately surrender Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi to the Court. An appeal by Libya against this order was dismissed by the Appeals Chamber on 25 April.

On 2 February 2012, PTC I rejected applications for leave to submit amicus curiae observations by Mishana Hosseinioun and Aisha Gaddafi, as well as their subsequent requests for leave to appeal. The applicants also appealed directly to the Appeals Chamber on issues of jurisdiction and admissibility.

On 17 March 2012, Al-Senussi was arrested in Mauritania. France and Libya are also reported to be seeking his extradition to their custody. On 22 November 2011, Pre-Trial Chamber I decided to terminate the case against Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi following his death.

On 1 May 2012, Libya challenged the admissibility of the cases before the Court and on 1 June 2012, Pre-Trial Chamber I postponed the obligation to arrest Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi pending the outcome of the admissibility challenge.

On 7 June 2012 four ICC staff members were detained in Zintan, Libya, while undertaking a mission authorized by ICC judges and approved by the interim Libyan government to visit with Saif al-Islam Qaddafi. The four were released on 2 July 2012.

On 5 September 2012, former Libyan intelligence chief and ICC suspect, Abdullah Al-Senussi, was extradited from Mauritania to Libya. Al-Senussi, had been arrested in Nouakchott, Mauritania in March 2012.

On 8-9 October 2012, PTC I held a public hearing to discuss Libya’s challenge to the admissibility of the cases against Saif Gaddafi and Abdullah Al-Senussi, presented by the Libyan government on 1 May 2012.

On 6 February 2013, PTC I decided that Libya was still under an obligation to surrender Abdullah Al-Senussi to the Court. However, the Chamber postponed the obligation to surrender Saif Gaddafi until it decides on Libya’s May 2012 challenge to ICC jurisdiction in the case.

Investigation
The formal investigation into the situation in Libya was opened by the ICC Prosecutor on 3 March 2011, following a preliminary examination of available information. The prosecutor's announcement came after the UNSC adopted Resolution 1970 (2011) on 26 February 2011, which referred the situation in Libya, a state not party to the Rome Statute, to the ICC. It was the second time that a situation was referred to the Court by the UNSC under its Chapter VII authority and the first time such a resolution was passed unanimously.

On 4 May 2011, the ICC Prosecutor addressed the UNSC on progress made in his investigation into violence in Libya. He announced that his office would soon submit its first application to judges for arrest warrants and indicated that further cases may be opened in relation to other crimes committed as part of the ongoing hostilities in Libya.
The prosecutor will address the UNSC every six months on the progress made in his investigation.

Pre-trial chamber
On 4 March 2011, the ICC Presidency assigned the situation in Libya to Pre-Trial Chamber I. The Chamber is currently composed of Judge Christine Van den Wyngaert (Belgium), Judge Hans-Peter Kaul (Germany), and Judge Silvia Fernandez Gurmendi (Argentina).

For additional information and to view the Court's latest decisions, visit the ICC website

On 6 February 2013, PTC I decided that Libya was still under an obligation to surrender Al-Senussi to the Court. However, the Chamber postponed the obligation to surrender Saif Gaddafi until it decides on Libya’s May 2012 challenge to ICC jurisdiction in the case.

On 17 April 2013, PTC I granted a request by the Office of the Public Counsel for Defence (OPCD), that it be relinquished from its court-appointed representation of Saif Gaddafi citing “an imminent depletion in staffing.” John Jones QC has been appointed in place of the OPCD.

On 2 April 2013, Libya filed an admissibility challenge to the ICC case against Al-Senussi, citing ongoing domestic investigations into alleged crimes by him in Libya.

On 31 May 2013, PTC I rejected Libya’s challenge to the admissibility of the case against Saif Gaddafi before the ICC and ordered his surrender. PTC I concluded that Libya’s domestic investigation did not sufficiently cover the alleged crimes included in the ICC case. Judges recognized Libya’s efforts to restore the rule of law, but stressed that it continues to face difficulties in exercising its judicial powers, including the ability to secure Gaddafi into state custody. Libya has since appealed the decision; however the obligation to surrender Gaddafi remains in place during the appeal of the admissibility decision.

On 18 July 2013, the Appeals Chamber rejected Libya’s request to suspend the surrender of Saif Gaddafi to the Court while a final decision is pending on its challenge to the admissibility of case. In May, PTC I had decided Gaddafi must be transferred and tried at the ICC. On 23 July 2013, Gaddafi’s defense requested PTC I to find that Libya has failed to cooperate by deliberately refusing to surrender him to the Court and to refer the matter to the UN Security Council.

On 11 October 2013, PTC I ruled that the case against Al-Senussi was inadmissible before the ICC on the basis that Libyan authorities are both willing and able to effectively prosecute him. This was the first time that judges have found in favor of a government challenge to ICC jurisdiction over a case. Al-Senussi has appealed and requested that the decision be suspended pending a final outcome.

Prosecutor calls on Libya to give Al-Senussi a fair trial
On 14 November, the ICC prosecutor delivered the OTP’s sixth report on the situation in Libya to the UN Security Council. In her statement, Bensouda said that her office found no legal basis to appeal the decision finding the ICC case against Al-Senussi inadmissible, and called upon Libya to demonstrate that he would receive a fair trial. The prosecutor also informed the Council that the OTP and Libya signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate collaborate efforts to investigate grave crimes allegedly committed in Libya.

Appeals Chamber rejects request to suspend domestic proceedings against Al-Senussi
On 22 November, judges of the Appeals Chamber rejected a request made by Al-Senussi's defense to suspend Libya's domestic proceedings against Al-Senussi pending the resolution of an appeal against the 11 October decision finding the ICC's case against Al-Senussi inadmissible.

Gaddafi defense counsel asked for finding of Libyan non-compliance with Saif transfer order
On 25 November 2013, defense counsel representing Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi before the ICC issued a press release which condemned the Libyan government for failing to comply with its obligation to transfer Gaddafi to the ICC and asked the ASP to "affirm their commitment to the founding principles of the Rome Statute, and to deprecate any attempt to subvert the ability of the ICC to make a lasting contribution to peace and justice through the promulgation of independent and impartial decisions."Defense counsel also requested that the president of the ASP put Libyan non-compliance with the Court on the agenda for its 12th session.

On 9 December, Gaddafi's defense counsel asked the judges of Pre-Trial Chamber I to issue a finding of non-compliance regarding Libya's failure to transfer Gaddafi to the Court.
Audio Visual Resources
Author Title Date
International Crisis Group
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Factsheets
Author Date and Title
Human Rights Watch
23 Jan 2012
Libya: Q&A on the ICC and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
ICC
22 Aug 2011
ICC Prosecutor talks to Transitional National Council in Libya
Government and Inter-governmental Documents
Author Date and Title
EU Council
23 July 2012
Council conclusions on Libya, 3183rd FOREIG AFFAIRS Council meeting
European Union
19 June 2012
Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton on the arrest and detention of four staff members of the ICC in Libya
UN Security Council
15 June 2012
Security Council Press Statement on International Criminal Court Staff Detained in Libya
Barbara Lochbihler, Committee on Human Rights, European Parliament
11 June 2012
Lochbihler - The arrest of the ICC staff members shows Libya's problems
France
16 May 2012
Security Council - Libya/ICC report - Statement by Mr. Martin Briens, Deputy Permanent representative of France to the United Nations
EU High Representative Catherine Ashton
19 Nov 2011
Statement by the spokesperson of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the capture of Saif al-Islam
France
02 Nov 2011
Rapport du Procureur de la Cour pénale internationale - Intervention de M. Martin Briens, représentant permanent adjoint de la France auprès des Nations unies
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements
Author Date and Title
Amnesty International
24 July 2014
ICC decision to allow Abdallah al-Senussi to stand trial in Libya ‘deeply alarming’ amidst overwhelming security vacuum
REDRESS
26 June 2014
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture: LFJL, REDRESS, and DIGNITY call on Libya to ensure the prevention of torture
Hanan Salah, Human Rights Watch
06 June 2014
Counting the Dead in Benghazi
Hanan Salah
14 Apr 2014
Libya's Justice Pandemonium
FIDH
19 Feb 2014
French Parliament Supports Libyan Bill on Sexual Crimes
Sarah Leah Whitson, Human Rights Watch
10 Feb 2014
Libya Teetering on the Brink of Failure
Fred Abrahams, Human Rights Watch
20 Oct 2013
Dispatches: Two Years after Gaddafi, Lawless in Libya
NGO Media Statements
Author Date and Title
CICC
27 Feb 2011
United Nations Security Council Refers Libya to the ICC: ICC Prosecutor to Decide whether to Investigate Alleged Crimes against Humanity
HURINET and UCICC
01 Mar 2011
UN Security Council decision on Libya a fundamental step for ending impunity
CICC
03 Mar 2011
ICC Prosecutor Announces Criminal Investigation into Violence in Libya: Libya Becomes the Court’s Sixth Investigation
Amnesty International
11 Apr 2011
Killing of captives points to war crimes by Libyan government forces
Human Rights Watch
03 May 2011
UN Security Council: Support ICC Probe on Libya
CICC
04 May 2011
ICC Prosecutor Addresses UNSC on Libya Investigation
FIDH
04 May 2011
UN Security Council must pledge to implement arrest warrants
Amnesty International
05 May 2011
Libya: Attacks against Misratah residents point to war crimes
International Crisis Group
13 May 2011
Libya: Achieving a Ceasefire, Moving toward Legitimate Government
NPWJ
16 May 2011
NPWJ welcomes Libya arrest warrants' request: International community must extend full cooperation to the ICC
HRW
16 May 2011
Libya: ICC Prosecutor Names First Suspects, Case Brings Justice Closer for Victims
CICC
16 May 2011
ICC Prosecutor Requests Arrest Warrants against Muammar al-Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi and Abdullah al-Sanusi
FIDH
16 May 2011
FIDH welcomes request for arrest warrants for Muammar Gadhafi, Saif Gadhafi and Abdulah Al-Sanousi
Amnesty International
16 May 2011
Al-Gaddafi arrest warrant ‘a step towards justice’
Human Rights First
17 May 2011
U.S. Leadership Needed in Securing Prosecution Against Libyan Leaders
CICC
27 June 2011
ICC Issues Arrest Warrants against Muammar Gaddafi, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah Al-Senussi
NPWJ
27 June 2011
Press Release: Situation in Libya: ICC Pre-Trial Chamber I issues three arrest warrants
HRW
27 June 2011
Libya: Warrants Send Strong Message to Abusive Leaders
FIDH
28 June 2011
Gaddafi must be arrested to face ICC accusations
Arab Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and Legal Profession
29 June 2011
The Arrest Warrant for the Libyan Leader Upholds Justice and Human Rights
Physicians for Human Rights
Aug 2011
Physicians for Human Rights Calls for the Protection of Evidence of Atrocities in Libya
FIDH
22 Aug 2011
Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi must be transferred to the ICC
Human Rights Watch
22 Aug 2011
Libya: All Sides Obligated to Protect Civilians
Amnesty International
22 Aug 2011
Libyan civilians must be protected amid Tripoli fighting
Citizens for Global Solutions
22 Aug 2011
Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi Must be Sent to the International Criminal Court
International Crisis Group
23 Aug 2011
Libya: Ensuring a Smooth and Peaceful Transition into the Post-Qaddafi Era
Human Rights First
24 Aug 2011
Libyan Transition Must Be Rooted in Rule of Law
Amnesty International
25 Aug 2011
Both sides in Libya conflict must protect detainees from torture
Amnesty International
26 Aug 2011
Libya: Detainees killed by al-Gaddafi loyalists
Human Rights Watch
28 Aug 2011
Libya: Gaddafi Forces Suspected Of Executing Detainees
Human Rights Watch
31 Aug 2011
Libya Contact Group: Put Rights at Top of Agenda
Amnesty international
08 Sept 2011
Libya’s neighbours must not shield al-Gaddafi from prosecution
Amnesty International
14 Sept 2011
Libyan NTC pledges to investigate rights violations
HRW
19 Sept 2011
Libya: Transitional Government Should Support Victims: Promote Justice for Sexual Violence
HRW
19 Sept 2011
Oral Statement on Libya at the UN Human Rights Council
Human Rights Watch
22 Sept 2011
Libya: Halt Exhumations of Mass Graves
Amnesty International
03 Oct 2011
Warring Libyan forces must allow humanitarian aid to reach Sirte
Human Rights Watch
11 Oct 2011
Libya: Protect Civilians in Sirte Fighting
FIDH
19 Oct 2011
FIDH and LDH file a complaint concerning the responsibility of the company AMESYS in relation to acts of torture
NPWJ
20 Oct 2011
Death of Gaddafi denies justice to victims
Amnesty International
20 Oct 2011
Libyans must see justice after death of Colonel al-Gaddafi
HRW
20 Oct 2011
Libya: New Era Needs Focus on Rights
Amnesty International
21 Oct 2011
Libya urged to investigate whether al-Gaddafi death was a war crime
International Crisis Group
21 Oct 2011
Africa without Qaddafi: The Case of Chad
Human Rights Watch
24 Oct 2011
Libya: Apparent Execution of 53 Gaddafi Supporters
Human Rights Watch
25 Oct 2011
Libya: Transitional Council Failing to Secure Weapons
CICC
27 Oct 2011
COALITION URGES THE NATIONAL TRANSITIONAL COUNCIL OF LIBYA TO PRIORITIZE RATIFICATION OF THE ROME STATUTE
Amnesty International UK
28 Oct 2011
Saif Gaddafi must be transferred safely to ICC
Human Rights Watch
30 Oct 2011
Libya: Militias Terrorizing Residents of ‘Loyalist’ Town
ACIJLP
31 Oct 2011
The ACIJLP urges the National Transitional Council of Libya to ratify and access to the ICC
HRW
01 Nov 2011
UN Security Council: Press for Cooperation with ICC
HRW
09 Nov 2011
Tunisia: Don’t Extradite Former Prime Minister to Libya
Amnesty International
19 Nov 2011
Libya: Transfer Saif al-Islam to the International Criminal Court
NPWJ
19 Nov 2011
Libya / Capture of Saif al-Islam: NPWJ calls for fair trial
The Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice
19 Nov 2011
The Capture of Saif Al-Islam
HRW
19 Nov 2011
Libya: Surrender Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to ICC
HRW
20 Nov 2011
Libya: Reported Capture of Abdullah Sanussi
PGA
21 Nov 2011
Parliamentarians for Global Action calls for the prompt surrender of Saif Al Islam Gaddafi and Abdallah Al Senussi to the International Criminal Court
NPWJ
21 Nov 2011
Capture of Abdullah Senussi heralds new potential for justice
CICC
21 Nov 2011
ICC Suspects Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah Al-Senussi Arrested: Suspects Wanted for Alleged Crimes Against Humanity in Libya Arrested by Libyan Authorities; Coalition Calls for Justice and Accountability for Victims
WIGJ
21 Nov 2011
Statement on the capture of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah Al-Senussi
Amnesty International
24 Nov 2011
ICC must end confusion over trial of Gaddafi
International Crisis Group
14 Dec 2011
Holding Libya Together: Security Challenges After Qadhafi
Human Rights Watch
21 Dec 2011
Libya: Ensure Gaddafi Son’s Access to Lawyer
Human Rights Watch
22 Dec 2011
Libya: Make Urgent Justice System Reforms
No Peace Without Justice
07 Jan 2012
Libya should stand up for justice, not grant impunity to President al-Bashir
Human Rights Watch
22 Jan 2012
Libya: Lagging Effort to Build Justice System
Amnesty International
26 Jan 2012
Libya: Deaths of detainees amid widespread torture
FIDH
02 Feb 2012
Preliminary note on Libya Mission
Human Rights Watch
03 Feb 2012
Libya: Diplomat Dies in Militia Custody
Human Rights Watch
14 Feb 2012
Libya: Ex-Premier Needs Lawyer, Medical Care
Amnesty International
15 Feb 2012
Libya: 'Out of control' militias commit widespread abuses, a year on from uprising
Human Rights Watch
21 Feb 2012
Libya: Displaced People Barred from Homes
Human Rights Watch
27 Feb 2012
Libya: Militia Should Transfer Journalists to State
Amnesty International
28 Feb 2012
Libya: Release or transfer British journalists and Libyan colleagues
Human Rights Watch
05 Mar 2012
Libya: Bolster Security at Tawergha Camps
Human Rights Watch
16 Mar 2012
Libya: Human Rights Council Monitoring Needed
No Peace Without Justice
17 Mar 2012
NPWJ and NRPTT welcome arrest of Abdullah Senussi, which heralds new potential for justice in Libya
HRW
17 Mar 2012
Mauritania: Surrender Abdullah Sanussi to ICC
Amnesty International
19 Mar 2012
Libya: Civilian deaths from NATO airstrikes must be properly investigated
Amnesty International
19 Mar 2012
Mauritania: Transfer former Libyan intelligence chief to the ICC
FIDH
20 Mar 2012
Mauritania should hand Abdullah Al-Senussi over to the International Criminal Court (ICC)
Human Rights Watch
25 Mar 2012
Libya: Good Start on Landmine Destruction
Physicians for Human Rights
Apr 2012
Libya Should Surrender Saif al-Islam Qaddafi to the ICC
Amnesty International
05 Apr 2012
Libya must respect ICC call to surrender Saif al-Islam
Human Rights Watch
08 Apr 2012
Libya: Wake-Up Call to Misrata’s Leaders
Amnesty International
19 Apr 2012
Libya: NTC must investigate death of another Tawargha man under torture
Amnesty International
23 Apr 2012
Libya: Central government must protect Kufra residents from militia clashes
No Peace Without Justice
25 Apr 2012
NPWJ promotes national event in Tripoli to support Libya’s democratic transition through justice and accountability
Human Rights Watch
05 May 2012
Libya: Revoke Draconian New Law
Human Rights Watch
11 May 2012
Libya: Amend New Special Procedures Law
Human Rights Watch
14 May 2012
NATO: Investigate Civilian Deaths in Libya
Human Rights Watch
16 May 2012
UN Security Council: Press Libya on Impunity
FIDH
21 May 2012
La justice française saisie du dossier Amesys
FIDH
24 May 2012
Opening of a judicial inquiry targeting Amesys for complicity in acts of torture in Libya
Amnesty International
07 June 2012
Libyan surgeon accused of neglect faces spurious charges
CICC
09 June 2012
Coalition Calls for Immediate Release of Four ICC Staff Members Detained in Libya
International Criminal Bar
10 June 2012
International Criminal Bar Press Release
International Bar Association
11 June 2012
IBAHRI calls for immediate release of four ICC staff detained in Libya
International Justice Project
11 June 2012
IJP Calls for the Immediate Release of ICC Staff Members
NPWJ
12 June 2012
ICC/Libya – Libya Must Immediately Release Detained ICC Staff
JFBA
15 June 2012
Statement Concerning the Detention in Libya of Defense Counsel and Staff Members of the International Criminal Court and Urging Their Immediate Release
Amnesty International
15 June 2012
International Criminal Court staff detained in Libya must be released immediately
Amnesty International
18 June 2012
Release Aussie lawyer Melinda Taylor
Human Rights Watch
18 June 2012
Libya: Candidates Should Address Torture, Illegal Detention
FIDH
20 June 2012
Libya: Hounding of migrants continues - Preliminary findings of an investigation mission
Amnesty International
22 June 2012
International Criminal Court staff detained in Libya must be released immediately
Human Rights Watch
25 June 2012
Tunisia: Extradition of former Libyan prime minister violates human rights
Human Rights Watch
27 June 2012
Libya: Abu Salim Prison Massacre Remembered
TRIAL and Alkarama
27 June 2012
La Libye rappelée à l’ordre par l’ONU: il faut enquêter sur les crimes du passé
Amnesty International
02 July 2012
Libya: Detention of ICC staff undermines Saif al-Gaddafi’s right to fair trial
International Justice Project
02 July 2012
ICC Staff Members Released
CICC
02 July 2012
ICC Staff Released from Detention in Libya
NPWJ
03 July 2012
ICC/Libya – NPWJ welcomes release of detained ICC Staff
International Crisis Group
03 July 2012
Libya's Elections under Threat
IBAHRI
03 July 2012
Release of ICC Staff in Libya welcomed by IBAHRI
Human Rights Watch
03 July 2012
Libya: ICC Staff Detentions Raise Justice Concerns
Amnesty International
04 July 2012
Libya: Militia stranglehold corrosive for rule of law
HRW
09 July 2012
Libya: Ensure Due Process for Detained Ex-Prime Minister
Amnesty International
01 Aug 2012
Libya: Militia must release Iranian Red Crescent members
Human Rights Watch
31 Aug 2012
Libya: Stop Attacks on Sufi Sites
Amnesty International
05 Sept 2012
Libya: Former intelligence chief must be surrendered immediately to ICC
FIDH
11 Sept 2012
Extradition of Al-Senussi to Tripoli thwarts international efforts to try him for crimes against humanity
Amnesty International
12 Sept 2012
Libya: No excuse for attack on US consulate
Human Rights Watch
12 Sept 2012
Libya: Rein in Armed Groups
International Crisis Group
14 Sept 2012
Divided We Stand: Libya’s Enduring Conflicts
Amnesty International
17 Sept 2012
Libyan authorities must protect two sisters from harassment
Amnesty International
26 Sept 2012
Libya’s leadership urged to prioritize human rights
NPWJ
29 Sept 2012
NPWJ International Criminal Law Colloquium Series starts in Tripoli
Amnesty International
05 Oct 2012
Libya: Bani Walid siege must be lifted
FIDH
08 Oct 2012
Press Conference/Launch of Report: "Libya: The Hounding of Migrants Must Stop"
Human Rights Watch
24 Oct 2012
Libya: Residents of Bani Walid at Risk
Amnesty International
31 Oct 2012
LIBYA: SAFETY CONCERNS FOR LOYALIST'S DAUGHTER: ANOUD ABDALLAH AL-SENUSSI
Human Rights Watch
06 Nov 2012
UN Security Council: Press Libya on ICC Cooperation, Impunity
NPWJ
08 Nov 2012
Libya: Informal Steering Committee members meets in Tripoli to discuss outreach strategy on Transitional justice
Amnesty International
13 Nov 2012
Libya: Foreign nationals face abuse and exploitation
Human Rights Watch
16 Nov 2012
Libya: New Government Should End Illegal Detention
Human Rights Watch
16 Nov 2012
Don’t Forget Those ‘Other’ Libya Issues
Human Rights Watch
20 Dec 2012
Libya: Halt Military Trial of Ex-Transition Chief
Human Rights Watch
22 Jan 2013
Libya: Ensure ‘Political Isolation Law’ Respects Rights
Human Rights Watch
06 Feb 2013
Libya: Slow Pace of Reform Harms Rights
Human Rights Watch
11 Feb 2013
Libya: NPWJ supports joint statement by local NGOs calling for a peaceful transition in the anniversary of the revolution
Human Rights Watch
12 Feb 2013
Libya: Focus on Justice System in Paris Meeting
TRIAL
21 Feb 2013
Libya Must Investigate and Prosecute Grave Crimes of the Past, Says U.N. Committee
TRIAL
28 Feb 2013
Libya condemned by the Human Rights Committee in a new case of enforced disappearance
NPWJ
01 Mar 2013
Tunisia: the Academy on Transitional Justice fosters the exchange of experiences between Libyans and Tunisians
NPWJ
01 Mar 2013
Libya: NPWJ and Ministry of Justice work together to foster a culture of accountability
Amnesty International
08 Mar 2013
Libya: Media attacked as tensions rise over Political Isolation Law
CIHRS
11 Mar 2013
The Cairo Institute and Lawyers for Justice in Libya discuss the challenges facing human rights in Libya
Amnesty International
12 Mar 2013
Libyan journalist detained on defamation charges for publication on corruption
Human Rights Watch
20 Mar 2013
Libya: Stop Revenge Crimes Against Displaced Persons
Human Rights Watch
30 Mar 2013
Libya: Ensure Due Process for Extradited Libyans
Physicians for Human Rights
03 Apr 2013
Libya Needs to Ensure Independence of Institution Responsible for Identifying the Missing
Amnesty International
10 Apr 2013
Detained journalist’s wife asks why publishing articles has 'become so dangerous in Libya'
Human Rights Watch
12 Apr 2013
Libya: Release Ailing Newspaper Editor
Human Rights Watch
17 Apr 2013
Libya: Ensure Abdallah Sanussi Access to Lawyer
Lawyers for Justice in Libya
25 Apr 2013
The new Libyan Law Criminalising Torture, Enforced Disappearances and Discrimination: A first step, but more is needed
Human Rights Watch
13 May 2013
ICC: Libya's Bids to Try Gaddafi, Sanussi
NPWJ
17 May 2013
Libya: NPWJ Raises Awareness about Transitional Justice and Reconciliation in Sirte
Human Rights Watch
26 May 2013
Libya: Seize Chance to Protect Women’s Rights
NPWJ
28 May 2013
Libya: NPWJ provides Capacity-Building Training on Transitional Justice and Human Rights
Human Rights Watch
31 May 2013
ICC: Libya Should Comply With Court’s Ruling
Amnesty International
04 June 2013
Amnesty International France called on Libya to transfer Gaddafi to the ICC
Lawyers for Justice in Libya
05 June 2013
Lawyers for Justice in Libya and REDRESS called for Libya to immediately transfer Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi to the ICC
Lawyers for Justice in Libya
06 June 2013
Political Isolation Law which violates human rights must be applied with restraint
No Peace Without Justice
18 June 2013
NPWJ held a trial monitoring seminar for Libyan lawyers
Human Rights Watch
20 June 2013
Human Rights Watch called for Libya to drop blasphemy charges against two National Party officials for cartoon election posters
Amnesty International
20 June 2013
Amnesty International called on Libya to end the indefinite detention of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants
Lawyers for Justice in Libya
20 June 2013
Lawyers for Justice in Libya expressed concern over recent attacks against lawyers and judges in Libya
Human Rights Watch
27 June 2013
Human Rights Watch called for the Libyan government to allow displaced residents of Tawergha to peacefully return
NPWJ
27 June 2013
Libya: NPWJ raises awareness about Transitional Justice and Human Rights in Yefren
NPWJ
22 July 2013
NPWJ releases Handbook to support Trial Monitoring in Libya
Amnesty International
02 Aug 2013
Libya: al-Gaddafi loyalists at risk of ‘revenge’ death sentences
Human Rights Watch
08 Aug 2013
Libya: Wave of Political Assassinations
TRIAL
22 Aug 2013
UN condemns Libya for enforced disappearance and torture for the thirteenth time
Human Rights Watch
03 Sept 2013
Libya: Violent Response to Tripoli Prison Mutiny
NPWJ
09 Sept 2013
Libya: NPWJ supports Transitional Justice Outreach Initiative in Sebha
Amnesty International
18 Sept 2013
Libya must surrender Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi to International Criminal Court
Human Rights Watch
19 Sept 2013
Libya: A Rebuff to the ICC
NPWJ
01 Oct 2013
Libya: NPWJ provides civil society capacity-building training on transitional justice and accountability processes
Human Rights Watch
04 Oct 2013
Libya: Suspend Death Sentences Against Gaddafi Loyalists
NPWJ
08 Oct 2013
Libya: NPWJ supports justice sector reform in collaboration with the Tripoli Bar Association and the High Judicial Institute
NPWJ
11 Oct 2013
Libya: NPWJ and NRPTT welcome ICC ruling on the Al-Senussi case, which heralds new potential for justice in the country
Amnesty International
22 Oct 2013
Two years after conflict Libya must end plight of displaced communities
NPWJ
23 Oct 2013
Libya: NPWJ supports justice sector reform on sexual violence and juvenile justice
Lawyers for Justice in Libya
23 Oct 2013
As Libya commemorates the second anniversary of the Declaration of Liberation, LFJL calls for greater commitment to human rights and respect for the rule of law
Human Rights Watch
17 Nov 2013
Libya: Militias Kill Unarmed Protesters
Lawyers for Justice in Libya
18 Nov 2013
LFJL calls for government response to the deaths of unarmed protestors
FIDH
19 Nov 2013
The authorities have the responsibility to protect the population
Human Rights Watch
20 Nov 2013
Libya: Displaced Camp Residents Need Immediate Protection
NPWJ
21 Nov 2013
NPWJ releases Handbook to support Trial Monitoring in Libya - November 2013
FIDH/Lawyers for Justice in Libya
25 Nov 2013
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) urge the Libyan government to support justice for rape victims
FIDH/Lawyers for Justice in Libya
26 Nov 2013
Libya: Parliament must support justice for rape victims
NPWJ
26 Nov 2013
12th ASP to the ICC: NPWJ convened a side event on “Complementarity in Libya”
Human Rights Watch
09 Dec 2013
Libya: 6 Months On, Scant Action on Protester Killings
Amnesty International
09 Dec 2013
Libya must investigate death of Special Forces soldier under torture
Lawyers for Justice in Libya
10 Dec 2013
International Human Rights Day 2013 - An Eye on Human Rights in Libya
Human Rights Watch
14 Dec 2013
Libya: Drop Charges Against Politicians, Editor
NPWJ
16 Jan 2014
Libya: NPWJ raises awareness and promotes participation for the Transitional Justice law
Human Rights Watch
21 Jan 2014
Libya: End Impunity, Reform Repressive Laws
NPWJ
21 Jan 2014
Libya: NPWJ convenes a colloquium on the role of tribes in conflict-solving
NPWJ
09 Feb 2014
Libya: NPWJ promotes Transitional Justice awareness at Tripoli University
Lawyers for Justice in Libya
11 Feb 2014
LFJL urges Libya to prosecute those responsible for attacks on law enforcement officials
Human Rights Watch
13 Feb 2014
Libya: Gaddafi Son, Ex-Officials, Held Without Due Process
ACIJLP
18 Feb 2014
Threatening the right to life of the judges is a threat to the conditions of justice in Libya
Human Rights Watch
07 Mar 2014
Libya: Government Institutions at Risk of Collapse
NPWJ
02 Apr 2014
Libya: NPWJ organises a workshop on Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Victims’ Rehabilitation
Human Rights Watch
14 Apr 2014
Libya: Fair Trial Concerns for Ex-Officials
Amnesty International
14 Apr 2014
Libya: Trial of former al-Gaddafi officials by video link a farce
No Peace Without Justice
30 Apr 2014
Libya: NPWJ organises a meeting on the Transitional Justice Law and its mechanisms
Human Rights Watch
21 May 2014
Libya: Final ICC Ruling on Gaddafi
Amnesty International
21 May 2014
Libya must immediately surrender Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi to the ICC
NPWJ
21 May 2014
ICC: Ruling on Gaddafi case will not support building justice in Libya
Human Rights Watch
27 May 2014
Libya: Investigate Killing of Benghazi Editor
LFJL
29 May 2014
LFJL condemns the recent assassination of Muftah Awad Buzid in Benghazi
FIDH
11 June 2014
Libya: a new step towards reparation for victims of sexual violence
Amnesty International
17 June 2014
Libya: Mounting risks for Benghazi residents amid reckless shelling
NPWJ
18 June 2014
UN / Geneva: NPWJ and NRPTT convene parallel event on “Challenges and opportunities of democratic transition in Libya
Amnesty International
26 June 2014
Libya must ensure proper investigation after prominent lawyer shot dead
HRW
26 June 2014
Libya: Tribute to Salwa Bughaighis
LFJL
27 June 2014
LFJL pays its respect to women’s rights activist Salwa Bugaighis following her tragic murder
NPWJ
27 June 2014
NPWJ and the NRPTT mourn the killing of Salwa Bugaighis, Libyan human rights lawyer and defender, and note with sadness the passing of Florence Ali, women’s rights activist from Ghana
FIDH
27 June 2014
LIBYA: Outrage following the assassination of prominent lawyer and women activist Salwa Bouguiguis
Human Rights Watch
24 July 2014
Libya: ICC Judges Reject Sanussi Appeal
NPWJ
24 July 2014
Libya: NPWJ and NRPTT welcome ICC ruling on the Al-Senussi case, which heralds new potential for justice and strengthening human rights protection
Quotes and Statements
Author Date and Title
Defence for Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi
25 Nov 2013
Press Statement of the Defence for Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi
OPCD
31 May 2013
John R.W.D Jones Q.C welcomes Gaddafi admissibility decision before the ICC
SCSL President Justice Shirleen Avis Fisher
15 June 2012
Statement by Special Court President Justice Shirleen Avis Fisher on the detention of ICC staff in Libya
ICTY
13 June 2012
ICTY President expresses concern over the detention of ICC staff in Libya and urges release
UN Reports, Resolutions, and Statements
Author Title Date
International Commission of Inquiry on Libya - UN Human Rights Council
17211|17212 02 Mar 2012