Libya is a mediterranean country on the north coast of Africa, bordering Chad, Sudan, Egypt, Tunisia, Niger and Algeria. Since the overthrow of the long established dictatorship of Colonel Gaddafi in 2011, the country has undergone a period of transition with the first free elections to parliament for 40 years held in 2012 but with significant delays on the drafting of a new constitution. In addition to the need to address the serious human rights violations that took place under Gaddafi, there were also extensive allegations of serious rights violations by all sides during the conflict which eventually saw his overthrow, including rape, torture and murder of civilians.

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LIBYA: UPR submission on inhuman sentencing of children
1 Oct 2014
Our research indicates that corporal punishment is a lawful sentence for offences committed while under the age of 18....
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