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Libya: human rights abuses must be addressed, says UN probe

New York: Top UN-appointed independent rights investigators on Monday urged the authorities to share more information on mass graves and other serious crimes linked to the country’s civil war.

Recommit to Libya ceasefire, urges senior UN representative

New York: Following the latest meeting of rival military leaders in Sirte, Libya, the head of the UN Mission in the country (UNSMIL) has called upon the national authorities to recommit to fully supporting the implementation of Libya’s 2020 ceasefire agreement.

Libya: Help make 2023 the year of ‘free and fair elections’, Security Council urged

New York: The first step to legitimacy and security in Libya is to allow registered voters to cast their ballot in fresh elections, UN Special Representative Abdoulaye Bathily told the Security Council on Friday.

Delivering justice for Libya not ‘Mission Impossible’, Security Council hears

New York: Addressing the Security Council from Libyan soil for the first time ever, the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor acknowledged that while challenges abound, justice for the Libyan people is not “Mission Impossible”.

UN rights report details ‘unconscionable’ violations of migrants returning from Libya

Migrants in Libya who are compelled to accept so-called ‘assisted returns’ to their countries of origin often find themselves as victims of widespread and systematic human rights violations and abuses in conditions below those of international human rights laws and standards, according to a UN human rights report released on Tuesday.

Libya working towards a democratic transformation, President tells UN

New York: Libyan President Muhammad Yunus Al-Manfi told the 77th session of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday that as it moves towards building a State of institutions and establishing principles of democracy, his country has through a decade of “pain and hope”.

Libya: Political stalemate and lack of progress on elections

New York: Leaders in Libya must take immediate steps to resolve their political impasse, which is spilling over into increasing violence, UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo told the Security Council on Tuesday.

Libya: Human rights abuses, political stalemates, electoral delays mar progress

New York: The overall situation in Libya remains “highly volatile”, Martha Pobee, UN Assistant Secretary-General for political affairs and peace operations, told the Security Council on Monday.

‘Protracted political impasse’ further polarizing Libya

New York: Despite UN efforts, political, economic and security deadlock continues in Libya, the UN political affairs chief told the Security Council on Thursday, adding that human rights there have also deteriorated.

Over 500 Bangladeshis detained in Libya

Dhaka: Police in the North African country of Libya have detained more than 500 Bangladeshis off the coast of the Mediterranean.

Libya detention centres remain places of violations and abuse: experts

New York: Many of Libya’s migrant detention centres remain places of terrible and systematic abuse, that may amount to crimes against humanity, top rights investigators said on Monday.

Human rights crackdowns in Libya having ‘a seriously chilling effect’

New York: A deepening crackdown on civil society in Libya, has prompted the concern of the UN human rights office, which noted on Friday that arbitrary arrests and a campaign of social media vilification are having “a seriously chilling effect on human rights defenders, humanitarian workers, and other civil society actors.”

Tensions rise in Libya as risk of ‘parallel governments’ grows, Security Council hears

New York: Amid a political impasse that threatens to see Libya fractured again by two parallel governments, the priority must be maintaining hard-won gains and fulfilling the electoral aspirations of nearly three million registered voters, the UN political affairs chief told the Security Council on Wednesday.

UN says at least 70 migrants dead or missing off Libyan coast

New York: Over the past two weeks, at least 70 migrants have gone missing at sea and are presumed dead off the coast of Libya, the UN migration agency said on Thursday.

Stability for Libya must be 'top priority' urges Guterres

New York: The UN chief is “following closely” the latest political crisis unfolding in Libya, which threatens to return the country to a stand-off position between two rival authorities, following the failure to hold presidential elections in December.