Libya: Workshop on criminal investigation for prosecutors

Libya: Workshop on criminal investigation for prosecutors
Libya Herald / PANA, Tripoli, 27 May 2012

A workshop for Libyan prosecutors on criminal investigation opened on Saturday in Tripoli on the theme ‘Promoting the democratic transition in Libya through justice.’ Organised by the Libyan Higher Institute of Judiciary in collaboration with the NGO ‘No Peace Without justice’ (NPWJ), the three-day workshop aims to shed light on criminal investigations into violations of human rights, international humanitarian law and war crimes.
The Director of the Institute of the Judiciary, Ali Said Bakr, said the purpose of the workshop was to train Libyan public prosecutors on the subjects of investigations and how to gather evidence. It would also introduce them to the way the International Criminal Court (ICC) worked as well as to international humanitarian law and human rights, he said.
The Programme Director of NPWJ, Alison Smith, said the organisation was running a project in Libya to support the democratic transition through justice and holding perpetrators of human rights crimes accountable.

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