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Libya: Stranded Foreign Workers Need Urgent Evacuation
MAR 2, 2011
Thousands of foreign workers from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe have been left homeless and penniless by the recent fighting in Libya and remain stranded in the coastal city of Benghazi and on the border with Tunisia.
UN: Suspension From Rights Body Further Isolates Libya
MAR 1, 2011
The UN General Assembly's unprecedented decision to suspend Libya's membership rights in the Human Rights Council (HRC) sends a strong message to those responsible for abuses in Libya that they will be held accountable, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Libya: Stranded Foreign Workers Need Urgent Evacuation
MAR 2, 2011
Thousands of foreign workers from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe have been left homeless and penniless by the recent fighting in Libya and remain stranded in the coastal city of Benghazi and on the border with Tunisia.
UN: Suspension From Rights Body Further Isolates Libya
MAR 1, 2011
The UN General Assembly's unprecedented decision to suspend Libya's membership rights in the Human Rights Council (HRC) sends a strong message to those responsible for abuses in Libya that they will be held accountable, Human Rights Watch said today.
Libya's Rulers Must Know Crimes against Humanity Will be Punished
MAR 1, 2011
Late Saturday night, history was made in New York. Every member of the UN security council raised their hand to support a resolution condemning the gross violations of human rights in Libya.
Libya: What the Security Council Has Done for Justice
MAR 1, 2011
Late Saturday night, history was made in New York. Every member of the UN Security Council raised their hand to support a resolution condemning the gross violations of human rights in Libya. They all voted not only to impose sweeping sanctions on Libya’s rulers but to refer the entire ongoing situation in Libya to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for investigations into possible crimes against humanity.
Libya: Fewer Police Abuses in Zuwara, Under Control of Anti-government Forces
FEB 27, 2011
There have been few, if any, abuses by the police in the city of Zuwara, 109 kilometers west of Tripoli, during and since its takeover by anti-government forces a week ago. They said the police had not tried to suppress a series of anti-government demonstrations, and that police from Zuwara sided with the protesters, while police not originally from Zuwara had left the city.
UN: Security Council Refers Libya to ICC
FEB 27, 2011
The United Nations Security Council’s unanimous resolution referring Libya to the International Criminal Court (ICC) sends a strong signal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his commanders, as well as other governments in the region, that the international community will not tolerate the vicious repression of peaceful protesters.
Libya: Security Forces Fire on Protesters in Western City
FEB 26, 2011
Libyan security forces and pro-government groups in the western city of Zawiyah have violently attacked anti-government protesters and Egyptian migrant workers. Hundreds of Egyptian migrants crossed the border into Tunisia on February 25, 2011, joining thousands of other migrants who had been stranded there for three days awaiting assistance.
Libya: Africa’s Rights Body Should Act Now
FEB 25, 2011
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights should impose immediate measures on the Libyan government to end the massive human rights abuses occurring throughout the country, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), Human Rights Watch, and INTERIGHTS said today. The three human rights organizations submitted a joint request to the commission on February 24, 2011, asking it to act on Libya during its meeting in Banjul, Gambia, which began on February 23.
UN: Act on Rights Council’s Decision on Libya
FEB 25, 2011
The president of the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Sihasak Phuangketkeow of Thailand, should urgently carry out the council's timely decision to establish an independent international commission of inquiry into serious human rights violations in Libya, Human Rights Watch said today.
Libya: Justice Awaits Abusive Security Forces
FEB 25, 2011
Members and commanders of the Libyan security forces, as well as foreign fighters, can be punished under international law for the unlawful use of force or firearms. The prohibition applies, regardless of the person's rank, to the unlawful use of force against protesters and in any other situation in which the people using unlawful force are acting as law enforcement officials.
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