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Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Libya, including on the effectiveness of technical assistance and capacity-building measures received by the Government of Libya (A/HRC/34/42) [EN/AR]

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The present report, submitted pursuant to resolution 31/27 of the Human Rights Council, was prepared in cooperation with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya. It describes the situation of human rights in Libya and sets out the support provided to key Libyan institutions with regard to the protection of civilians, groups in focus, administration of justice, the rule of law and transitional justice. It concludes with recommendations addressed to all parties to the conflict, the Government, the international community and the Human Rights Council.

I. Introduction

  1. On 27 March 2015, the Human Rights Council adopted its resolution 28/30, in which it requested the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to dispatch a mission to investigate violations and abuses of international human rights law committed in Libya since the beginning of 2014. The report on the investigation was issued on 15 February 2016 (A/HRC/31/47).

  2. The Council subsequently adopted its resolution 31/27, in which it requested the High Commissioner to present a written report to the Council, including on the effectiveness of technical assistance and capacity-building measures received by the Government of Libya, and an assessment of further technical support or assistance needed to implement the resolution and the recommendations contained in the report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the investigation by the Office on Libya to address the situation of human rights in Libya.

  3. The present report was prepared in cooperation with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). OHCHR continues to provide support to the human rights mandate of UNSMIL. The Director of the UNSMIL Human Rights, Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Division represents the High Commissioner in Libya.