The Advocates for Human Rights, together with The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, submitted a List of Issues Report Prior to Reporting to the 130th session of the Human Rights Committee concerning to the death penalty in Libya.
Libya has not ratified the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aimed at the abolition of the death penalty as a legal form of punishment. Though Libya has observed a de facto moratorium on the death penalty since 2010, both military and civilian courts continue to pronounce death sentences. Death penalty practices also lack transparency due to limited reporting of the number of individuals on death row and a lack of information about the extent of enforcement of laws protecting certain groups of people from the death penalty. Additionally, limited government control over detention facilities puts detained individuals at higher risk of to torture and ill-treatment. Moreover, many incarcerated people lack access to legal counsel, information on charges they face, and the ability to secure a speedy and impartial trial.
The authors of this report suggest several questions for the Government of Libya:
The Advocates for Human Rights together with the Word Coalition Against the Death Penalty, submitted a List of Issues Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child concerning Afghanistan’s compliance with its obligations to children of death-sentenced and executed individuals under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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