The Libyan Transitional Justice Support Network holds its first face-to-face meeting in Tripoli.

The Libyan Transitional Justice Support Network (LTJSN) met recently for the first time since it was established in the summer of 2020, following a mapping project of Libyan victim’s organisations by LCDHR team and funded by the American Bar Association (ABA).

Some of the members who attended the meeting came from Surman, Darj, Ghadames, Sabha, and Tripoli while others participated online. In the meeting, the delegates discussed important mechanisms and future programs to support victims and members of the network.

The LTJSN which is led by LCDHR, currently has 12 civil society institutions as members from all over Libya, was established to provide support and assistance to the victim’s organisations to raise their institutional capacities, provide better service to the victims and play a leading role in a future transitional justice process in Libya.

Conflict, civil war and armed attacks by different armed groups has been taking place in Libya continuously since the February 2011 uprising. Many human rights violations and attacks on civilians took place since then.

These were committed by various groups and individuals including state affiliated army, local tribes, and revolutionaries who took part in ousting the Gaddafi regime in 2011. Also responsible were ISIS and al Qaida affiliated foreign militias, among others. Not to mention the many severe human rights violation which were committed by the Gaddafi regime since it came to power in 1969.

The committed crimes and violation are multitude and include detention and abduction against victims will, physical and psychological torture, and confiscation of private property, among many.

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