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Alkarama submitted a complaint to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) concerning the situation of Dr Abdurahman Mohamed Arjili Ghoma, the former Deputy Minister for War Victims and Missing Persons, abducted on his way to work by armed men in Tripoli on 8 June 2016.
During his term as Deputy Minister, Dr Arjili, 48 years old, denounced some armed groups for committing serious human rights violations, notably enforced disappearances. The family thus fears that his abduction is a form of retaliation for his former positions.

Following Alkarama’s urgent appeal of 11 October 2016, the United Nations Working Group on arbitrary detention (WGAD) published the Opinion 13/2020 declaring the detention of Libyan cleric Moustafa Abdelkhalek Al Darsi arbitrary.

On April 25, 2019, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Omar Al Mukhtar Ahmed Al Daguel, a 40-year-old civil engineer, who has been detained without charge for almost three years in Benghazi, in violation of international human rights law.

Libya
Our concerns
  • Persistent violations of international humanitarian law, including air strikes by Haftar's ANL against civilian targets;
  • Systematic violations of human rights by all parties to the conflict, in particular arbitrary arrests, torture, and secret detentions;
  • Absence of independent complaints or monitoring mechanisms and failure to prosecute those responsible for abuses, fostering a climate of complete impunity.

 

Human Rights Instruments
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
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Individual Complaint procedure with the Human Rights committee (ICCPR Optional protocol 1) Ratified ?
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Second Optional Protocol of ICCPR (abolition of death penalty) ratified ?
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Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (UNCAT)
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International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED)
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Human Rights Council
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