Libya

  • February 28, 2018

    With the vernal equinox almost upon us, and the days getting longer, brighter and therefore more hopeful, in spite of a period of storms, can the same be said about the MENA (Middle East and North

  • February 17, 2018

    Armed groups and civilian authorities in the Libyan coastal city of Misrata are blocking thousands of people from the town of Tawergha from returning to their hometown after seven years of forced displacement, says Human Righrs Watch.

  • December 12, 2017

    European governments including the UK are knowingly “complicit” in the torture and exploitation of tens of thousands of refugees and migrants detained by the Libyan immigration authorities, says Amnesty International.

  • November 1, 2017

    The Government will argue in court tomorrow  that controversial ‘secret court’ measures, introduced in 2013, should for the first time be used in relation to a criminal case.

  • July 22, 2017

    The High Court decided yesterday that the trial involving the rendition and torture of a leading Gaddafi opponent and his pregnant wife should be conducted in secret.

  • July 6, 2017

    The Government will apply for a secret hearing in a challenge to a prosecution decision for the first time in a case stemming from the involvement of a senior MI6 officer in the abduction and ‘rendition’ of two families to Gaddafi’s Libya, it has emerged.

  • July 4, 2017

    Movements by sea from Libya to Europe, despite being the most dangerous route for reaching the continent, have increased and there are indications that it will likely continue to do so, a new study by the United Nations refugee agency has revealed.

  • March 21, 2017

    Warning of escalating tension across the North African country due to mobilisation of forces, the worsening security situation in the capital, Tripoli, as well as recent violence in Misrata and Benghazi, the United Nations envoy for Libya yesterday has called on all parties to unite and to put the country ahead of their “own narrow interests.”

  • February 27, 2017

    ACT Alliance and ACT Alliance EU have joined over 70 organisations in expressing their grave concerns about proposed EU cooperation with Libya in an open letter to EU heads of state and EU policymakers.

  • September 13, 2016

    British prosecutors are facing a court challenge on their decision not to bring charges over the UK government’s role in the rendition of two families to Gaddafi’s Libya.