By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 10 December 2013:
Former Minister of Justice Mohamed Allagi said today that the National Council for Civil Liberties . . .[restrict]and Human Rights, which he now heads, will appeal against the Political Isolation Law (PIL).
The controversial law was passed in May this year, and led to a number of resignations of senior members of the government and the General National Congress (GNC).
Speaking at Tripoli’s Corinthia Hotel this morning at an event to mark National Human Rights Day, Allagi also pointed to the importance of human rights and the dream of Libyans to establish the rule of law. He added that the new Constitution should guarantee the rights of all Libyans.
Representatives from many human rights organisations were present at the event, which was organised jointly by the National Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights, the Office of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law at the Ministry of Defence, and UNSMIL’s Human Rights, Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Division.
Speakers from various organisations stressed the importance of establishing a culture of human rights in Libya, highlighting the role that the new Constitiution would play in this.
The day also included the screening of a short film of the achievements of the National Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights and a presentation by Lawyers for Justice in Libya. [/restrict]