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Allegations of Bribery at Libyan Political Dialogue Forum

By John Lee. A group of Libyan human rights organizations has said it is “deeply disturbed by reports of financial bribes offered for the purpose of obtaining political gain that purportedly took place during the sessions of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum held in Tunis this month“. The group, which includes Lawyers for Justice in… Read More

HRW: Scrap Bill to Restrict Free Speech

Iraqi lawmakers are considering a draft law on information technology crimes that could be used to stifle free expression, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said this week. It says the bill includes vague provisions that will allow Iraqi authorities to harshly punish expression they decide constitutes a threat to governmental, social, or religious interests. More here…. Read More

Amnesty: Mass Execution of 21 Individuals “an Outrage”

By Amnesty International. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Mass execution of 21 individuals is an outrage Responding to the execution on Monday of 21 individuals in Iraq, including individuals allegedly affiliated to the Islamic State (IS) and convicted of terror-related charges,… Read More

HRW: “No Justice for Enforced Disappearances”

By John Lee. Iraqi authorities should fulfill a commitment to locate victims of enforced disappearance and ensure that those responsible are held accountable, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday. Since taking office in May 2020, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi announced that his government was creating a new mechanism to locate victims of enforced disappearances,… Read More

EU calls for Safe Environment for Libyan Journalists

The Ambassador of the European Union and the Ambassadors of EU Member States accredited to Libya call on the Libyan leadership to protect media freedom and create a safe environment for journalists in Libya to do their job. Libya remains a tough place for journalists, media professionals and activists who continue to face intimidation and… Read More

EU Supporting Freedom of Press

Journalists: Joint statement by HR/VP Josep Borrell and VP Věra Jourová Journalists play a fundamental role in the functioning of democracies, in ensuring accountability of those in power, and in providing timely and factual information. Across the world, journalists face intimidation, violence or abuse, often putting their life at risk. Disturbingly, impunity for abuses and… Read More

UN Postpones Libyan Human Rights Investigation

By John Lee. The United Nations has agreed to postpone an investigations into human rights violations in Libya due to “the current liquidity crisis affecting the United Nations Secretariat and the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic“. On 22 June 2020, the United Nations Human Rights Council established the Independent Fact-Finding Mission… Read More

Time to focus on Girls in Iraq

Their voice, our equal future, time to focus on girls in Iraq 11th October marked the International Day of the Girl Child, a day dedicated to girls’ empowerment, fulfilment of girls’ rights and solving challenges that they face. This year, the global theme is “My Voice, Our Equal Future,” a reminder to listen to girls… Read More

OHCHR holds Dialogue with Fact-Finding Mission on Libya

The Human Rights Council on Monday morning held an enhanced interactive dialogue with the Fact-finding Mission on Libya. It also adopted the Universal Periodic Review outcomes of Guinea-Bissau and Guyana. Speaking in the interactive dialogue with the Fact-finding Mission on Libya were Finland on behalf of a group of countries, Kuwait on behalf of the… Read More

LFJL calls for End to Forced Disappearances in Libya

The Libyan authorities must end the shocking pattern of enforced disappearances, torture and other ill-treatment taking place across the country, strengthen accountability for these crimes and provide redress to the victims, Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) said in a new report. Militias in Libya frequently target politicians, journalists, activists or members of ethnic minority… Read More