Libya


Libya’s Detention Centres: An Issue Aggravated By War, Deepened By Foreign Policy

Amidst ongoing violence throughout Libya, refugees and migrants held within detention centres are treated like animals. The atrocities at Zintan’s detention centre recently gained international attention, with bodies revealed to be left to rot inside. A spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said to Al Jazeera: […]


Lawyers Attack The EU’s Deterrence-Based Migration Policy As Being Responsible For Migrant Deaths

Amid increasing anti-immigration rhetoric in Europe, a recent case submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) argues that the European Union (EU) is collectively responsible for the countless migrant deaths crossing the Mediterranean. The submission, which contains over 240 pages, attacks the EU’s deterrence-based policy that seeks to prevent migrants […]


“UNHCR Secures Release Of 96 Detainees From Libya’s Zintan Detention Centre”. UNHCR: Saviour Or Culprit?

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported on the 4th of June that it had secured the “release of 96 detainees from Libya’s Zintan detention centre.” The UNHCR claims to have relocated these “detainees” to a “Gathering and Departure Facility” in Tripoli, where they wait to be evacuated […]


Haftar Calls Upon Forces To ‘Wipe Out’ The Enemy In Tripoli

Libya’s self-styled marshall, Khalifa Haftar, has uploaded a video calling upon his forces to take the capital, Tripoli, and teach government forces an “even harder lesson”. Tripoli, and the surrounding region of Libya’s northwest, have been experiencing heavy fighting since the assault began on 4 April. Forces were warned by […]


A Peaceful Solution Is Needed For The Crisis In Libya

The Crisis Prolonged military fighting in Libya’s capital Tripoli is threatening to destabilize the United Nations (UN) peace process between rival governments. Initiated by General Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), the offensive has been successfully held off by forces loyal to the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA).  […]


Europe Still Facing A Migrant Crisis As Dozens Die At Sea

On Friday 10 May, over 65 migrants died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea as their boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia. In a statement, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) stressed that the deaths highlighted the ongoing surge of migrant deaths at sea, amounting to nearly 900 people in […]


Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s crimes against humanity continue to go unanswered

The son of former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi continues to evade prosecution for a series of violent war crime allegations by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Along with Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf al-Werfalli and al-Tuhamy Mohamed Khaled, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi stands accused of a series of grave war […]