Human Rights Watch denounces the deterioration of the human rights situation in Libya
On 12 February, Human Rights Watch published a report on the conflict in Libya, addressing what the organisation identified as a “steady deterioration in the human rights and humanitarian situation in Libya since the beginning of 2019”.
According to the report,
In addition to the conflict-related abuses, Human Rights Watch has documented other systematic violations, including arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances and torture. Widespread abuses against migrants and asylum seekers by smugglers and the GNA-linked coast guard and prison authorities have reached horrifying levels of ill-treatment and inhumane detention conditions.
As a result, Human Rights Watch calls on the UN Human Rights Council to establish a Commission of Inquiry to research and document such violations and report on the human rights situation.
Click here to read the full report.