A court decision repeals threatening decrees, but challenges for civil society organisations persist.
The incoming commission is likely to unduly restrict the work and formation of CSOs.
Repressive law threatens the work of dozens of Libyan, international and relief associations and organizations operating in the country.
Rights groups say broad, ambiguous terminology of ratified law threatens freedom of expression and citizens’ privacy.
The systematic crackdown on civic space has escalated at an alarming rate, human rights organizations say.
Authorities vying for control of the country appear to share the common objective of eliminating critical and independent voices, and establishing an environment of fear and intimidation, rights groups say.
Libya: Terrorization of civil society on moral and religious grounds highlights impunity of radical armed groups
Recent attacks against freedom of speech and civil society work are taking place against the backdrop of a continued rollback of civic space.
A recently adopted anti-cybercrime law raises concern over its use by authorities to undermine online freedom of expression and curtail press freedoms.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on authorities to urgently act to ensure a safe working environment for journalists and puts a stop to attacks against them.
Among the incidents, journalists accuse the authorities of leading false prosecutions and fabricated espionage charges as well as conducting numerous arbitrary arrests.
As political turmoil and armed violence has escalated since 2013 and peaceful politics has receded sharply since the spring of 2014, the violence has impacted Libyan women as well.
While Facebook played a key role in the 2011 revolution against Gaddafi, different armed groups vying for control have since been using the platform to find, threaten and silence critics and opponents.
Moussa Abdel Karim, who worked for the Sabha-based newspaper Fasaniah, was abducted by criminal gangs on July 31, 2018, and was later murdered.