Libya’s Supreme Judiciary Council criticizes Human Rights Watch report

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

BENGHAZI – Libya’s Supreme Judiciary Council expressed its rejection for what is stated therein Human Rights Watch’s report in 2019 on judicial institutions and their work in Libya, calling on the organization to update its information in this regard “with facts from reliable sources.”

Human Rights Watch had stated in its 2019 World Report that “civilian and military courts operated at reduced capacity and were closed down entirely” in some parts of Libya.

The Council affirmed that Libya has “nine appeals courts, each followed by a number of courts of first instance; and  a number of partial courts falls under each court of first instance. All those courts are working at a very high pace and with mighty efforts. These courts did not waiver under the difficult circumstances experienced by the country,”

The Council stated that “there is no court in Libya does not work” and pointed out that “court sessions did not stop in the city of Sabha, despite the fragility of security situation,” The Council also pointed out that “Derna’s court of first instance was recently re-activated.”

The Supreme Judiciary Council concluded that “Libya’s judiciary is fine and challenges all difficulties” and that “its men are determined to do what imposed by Almighty God, and what imposed by the law to deliver justice between people.”


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