Since 2014, Reporters Without Borders has reported that there has been a ‘climate of complete impunity for crimes of violence and abuses against professional and non-professional journalists’, with two journalists killed to date in 2016 alone. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

Freedom of peaceful assembly is protected in law. However, in practice the threat of insecurity deters people from assembling. Those that do gather publicly in exercise of their rights, do so at grave personal risk. Read more


Following the 2011 revolution and the overthrow of Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi, NGOs and civil society organisations briefly flourished in Libya. However, associational life has subsequently declined as a result ongoing persecution of activists and the departure of international donors. Read more


Civil society in Libya operates amidst one of the world’s most volatile security situations, and in the context of an immense humanitarian crisis in which over 400,000 people have been internally displaced since 2014. Read more