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On 21 May 2020, TRIAL International filed a criminal complaint (“dénonciation pénale”) for complicity in pillage against...
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Torn apart and bled dry since the fall of Colonel Gaddafi, Libya is a paradise for smugglers. TRIAL International and Pu...
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Khalifa Haftar

06.06.2018 - (Last modified: 02.07.2018)
Facts Born on 7 November 1943, Khaalifa Belqasim Haftar is the commander-in-chief of the Libyan National Army (ANL) sin...
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The case In May 2008, a joint individual communication was lodged by TRIAL and the organization Al-Karama for Human Rights before the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Mussa Ali Mussa Benali, acting for his brother, Abdeladim Ali Mussa Benali. Abdeladim Ali Mussa Benali was first arrested on 9th August 1995 by members of the Libyan Internal Securi...
The case In April 2008, a joint individual communication was lodged by TRIAL and the organization Al-Karama for Human Rights before the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Tahar Mohamed Aboufaied, who acts for his brothers, Idriss and Juma Aboufaied. Idriss and Juma Aboufaied have been arbitrarily arrested by members of the Libyan Internal Security...

Enforced disappearance of Izzat Al-Maqrif in 1990

12.02.2016 - (Last modified: 22.09.2016)
Introduction In November 2010, TRIAL submitted an individual communication before the United Nations Human Rights Committee regarding the enforced disappearance of Izzat Yousef Al-Maqrif in 1990. Izzat Al-Maqrif was a high profile member of the opposition to the Libyan regime. He remained member of the Libyan army until 1973 when he was accused of taking part in a...

Enforced disappearance of Jaballa Hamed Matar in 1990

12.02.2016 - (Last modified: 22.09.2016)
Introduction In November 2010, TRIAL submitted an individual communication before the United Nations Human Rights Committee regarding the enforced disappearance of Jaballa Hamed Matar in 1990. Jaballa Matar was a colonel in the Libyan army and became a key member of the opposition to the government after the 1969 coup. Mr. Matar was arrested in 1970 and detained f...

Grave and multiple violations of the rights of Ismail Al Khazmi

13.09.2014 - (Last modified: 22.09.2016)
The case In November 2008, a joint individual communication against Libya was lodged by TRIAL and the organisation Al-K...
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Libya: justice for the victims of Gaddafi regime

02.06.2014 - (Last modified: 12.07.2017)
The United Nations has just adopted a landmark decision condemning Libya for the enforced disappearance of Jaballa Hamed Matar and Izzat Yousef Al-Maqrif, two high-ranking political opponents of Colonel Gaddafi's regime whose fate and whereabouts remain unknown since 1990. If this decision doesn't disclose the truth on the final fate of the two political leaders, i...

Justice for victims of the Gaddafi regime

19.05.2014 - (Last modified: 12.07.2017)
Geneva, London, May 19 2014 - The United Nations has adopted a landmark decision condemning Libya for the enforced disappearance of two high-ranking political opponents of Colonel Gaddafi’s regime. The complaints regarding the cases of Jaballa Hamed Matar and Izzat Yousef Al-Maqrif were filed by NGO TRIAL on behalf of the sons of the disappeared. Hisham Matar and Youc...

Libya: thirteenth condemnation before the UN

22.08.2013 - (Last modified: 13.07.2017)
Libya is found responsible for the enforced disappearance, torture and death of Ismail Al Khazmi. The NGOs TRIAL (Track Impunity Always) and Alkarama welcome the UN Human Rights Committee decision and urge Libyan authorities to shed light on this and thousands of other cases of gross human rights violations. TRIAL and Alkarama submitted four cases concerning violat...
The case In July 2008, a joint individual communication against Libya was lodged by TRIAL and the organization Al-Karama for Human Rights before the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Khaled Il Khwildy, acting for his brother, Abdussalam Il Khwildy. Mr Il Khwildy was arrested and detained arbitrarily in April 1998, toghether with his father and thr...
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