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The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Mr.

On 23 September 2022, Alkarama addressed the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention regarding the situation of Colonel Osama Muhammad Saleh AL GHAFIR AL OBEID who was captured in 2016 by General Khalifa Haftar's militia while securing oil installations in the Sirte region. 

Context

Alkarama received reliable information indicating that the health condition of detainee Mustafa Talib Younis Abdelkhaleq Al-Darsi has been deteriorating. He remains in detained by the Libyan government, despite an Opinion by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) calling for his release.

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)
ICCPR Ratified ?
ICCPR Ratification Date
Individual Complaint procedure with the Human Rights committee (ICCPR Optional protocol 1) Ratified ?
Date of Ratification of ICCPR Optional protocol 1
Second Optional Protocol of ICCPR (abolition of death penalty) ratified ?
Date last Concluding Observations by Human Rights Committee
Next Human Rights Committee State Report due
OVERDUE - State party did not submit report on time
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (UNCAT)
UNCAT Ratified ?
UNCAT Ratification Date
OPCAT (National Preventive Mechanism) Ratified ?
National Preventive Mechanism (OPCAT) created ?
UNCAT Art 20 (confidential inquiries) ratified ?
UNCAT Art 22 (Individual Complaint procedure) Ratified ?
Date of last Concluding Observations by Committee against Torture (CAT)
Next CAT State Report Due
OVERDUE - State party did not submit report on time
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED)
ICPPED Ratified ?
Human Rights Council
Date last Universal Period Review (UPR)
UPR Next Review
Membership of Human Rights Council:

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