The deteriorating security situation is is a major concern for Libyan citizens and their human rights. As the level of human rights violations has reached unprecedented heights, a main challenge remains the lack of documentation, essential for their redress.
Emerging civil society actors and human rights defenders in Libya struggle to cope and face serious threats that hamper their work. As a result, the number of those who have either gone into hiding or fled the country for their safety and the continuity of their work is rising at an alarming rate.
In addition to existing discriminatory laws and practices faced by Libyan women, militias and religious authorities are increasingly taking advantage of the chaos to impose restrictions on women’s rights, including on their education and freedom of movement.
Refugees and migrants are increasingly vulnerable and are subject to arbitrary detention, ill-treatment and trafficking.