By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 5 December 2014:
Human Rights Watch has called on countries to stop deporting Libyans back to Libya since they face . . .[restrict]serious danger in the country.
HRW, which said it is also concerned about expatriate residents from Libya, argued that deteriorating politics coupled with rising indiscriminate violence and lawlessness, meant the country was no longer safe.
HRW further warned that anyone forcibly returned to “any part” of Libya would be exposed to a real risk of serious harm, which would constitute what is called “refoulement” under international law.
HWR stressed that there is currently a lack of access to information inside of Libya that would allow for accurate, individualised risk assessment. Therefore, other countries should suspend forcibly returning civilians to any location in Libya until the security and human rights situation has improved sufficiently to allow for a “safe and dignified” return. [/restrict]