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Civil society under pressure, human rights at risk: what next in Libya?

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Civil society under pressure, human rights at risk: what next in Libya?
Ten years after the revolution in Libya, several wars and deep division in the country, a government of unity was established with the help of the United Nations in February 2021. The new government should not only unite the divided country and end the conflict, but also ensure fair and democratic elections by the end of the year. When it comes to Libya, the parties to the conflict and stabilization are often the focus. But what about human rights, internment camps for refugees, the situation of civil society and transitional justice?

These issues are a prerequisite for the success of the peace process and democratic change. Against this background, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung invite you to a discussion with representatives of Libyan civil society on these issues and the role of Libya's European partners.

We cordially invite you to a public debate on May 26th at 3 p.m. with Ahmed Asbaly (Libyan Crimes Watch), Hassan Kadno (Libya Platform), Tarek Lamloum (Belady Foundation for Human Rights), Nesreen Amer (Jurists without Chains), Nadège Lahmar (Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies), Dietmar Köster MEP (European Parliament), and Wolfram Lacher (Science and Politics Foundation). The event will take place via the Zoom platform and will be interpreted simultaneously into three languages ​​(Arabic, English and German).

The access data will be sent to you shortly before the event after registration.
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Pressure on Civil Society, Impunity, Human Rights in Peril: What is next for Libya?

Ten years after the Libyan revolution and following several wars which left the country deeply divided, in February 2021 a new Government of National Unity was established with support from the United Nations. This government is primarily tasked with organizing parliamentary and presidential elections at the end of the year, unifying national institutions and restoring the provision of public services. When talking about Libya, topics related to conflict parties and stabilization are often highlighted; but what about impunity, missing transitional justice, growing restrictions on civic space, and a deteriorating human rights situation, including for migrants and refugees? Addressing human rights issues is a precondition for lasting success of the peace process and democratic change.

These questions will be discussed in a panel with Libyan civil society actors, organized by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung to explore the potential role of Libya's European partners. German experts and politicians will provide commentary on lessons learned in Libya.

We are pleased to invite you to this public debate on May, 26th at 3 p.m. with Ahmed Asbaly (Libyan Crimes Watch), Hassan Kadno (Libya Platform), Tarek Lamloum (Belady Foundation for Human Rights), Nesreen Amer (Jurists without Chains), Nadège Lahmar (Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies), Dietmar Köster MEP (European Parliament) and Wolfram Lacher (German Institute for International and Security Affairs).

The event will take place via Zoom and will be interpreted simultaneously into three languages ​​(Arabic, English and German).

The zoom access data will be sent to you upon registration shortly prior to the event.