Libya Libya: 3rd Periodic Report, 2002-2005

Periodic Report

Period Covered:2002 - 2005
Date Submitted: 1 January 1970
Session Considered:39th Ordinary Session
11 - 25 May 2006. Banjul, Gambia

Concluding Observations

Adopted at 39th Ordinary Session, 11 - 25 May 2006, Banjul, Gambia.


V- Recommendations

The African Commission recommends that the Government of Libya should:

17. Intensify efforts for effective implementation of the African Charter;

18. Ensure that gender equality and gender perspective are integrated in all programmes, structures and activities and consider the empowerment of women as a priority;

19. Put in place and enforce legislative measures to fight against gender based violence;

20. Take measures to implement the Robben Island Guidelines, disseminate them among State security agents and the citizenry and investigate serious allegations of torture;

21. Intensify efforts to interact more with members of its civil society organisations, in particular those working in the field of human rights and encourage them to apply for observer status with the African Commission;

22. Fully guarantee the right to freedom of expression and association and peaceful assembly to Non-Governmental Organisations;

23. Take steps to ensure the respect for the rights to freedom of movement and residence;

24. Ensure that measures taken to combating terrorism are in conformity with human rights standards set forth by the African Charter and other relevant human rights instruments ratified by Libya;

25. Put in place adequate facilities for the nomadic population;

26. Observe the moratorium in the carrying out of the death penalty, as per the Resolution of the African Commission adopted at its 26th Ordinary Session;

27. Finalize the judicial reforms in order to ensure that the rights to fair trial and legal assistance are fully enjoyed by the population as per the African Commission’s Principles and  Guidelines on the Right to Fair Trial and Legal Assistance;

28. Finalize the legislative reforms in Human Rights based on Declaration 1999 that were initiated recently and inform the African Commission on the result of the said reform in due course;

29. Take appropriate steps to timely send to the Secretariat the written responses to the questions that were put by Members of the African Commission to the Delegation;

30. Inform the African Commission, in its next Periodic Report in 2008, of the steps it has taken to address the areas of concern, as well as how it has implemented the recommendations in this Concluding Observations.

Adopted at the 39th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights held from 11 to 25 May 2006 in Banjul, The Gambia.

This Report covers the period from 2002 to 2005 and consists of five major parts that represent a general context that responds to the requirements of the provisions of the African Charter. It outlines the broad aspects of the experience of the Great Jamahiriya in the field of human rights.

The five Chapters cover:
  1. The geographic and demographic characteristics of the country
  2. The political, administrative and judicial organisation
  3. The issue of human rights
  4. Protection and monitoring mechanisms
  5. The realisation of the various rights stipulated in the Charter
With annexes:
  • The First Proclamation by the Revolution
  • The Great Green Document on Human Rights in the Era of the Masses
  • Law No. 20 of 1991 on the Consolidation of Freedoms
  • Document on the Rights and Obligations of Women in the Era of the Masses


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