Workshop on “The Role of Libyan CSOs in Following up on the Implementation of the UPR Recommendations”

11 Mar, 2023 | Comunicati Stampa

In the framework of EU-funded ADALIT-Libya project, No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) organisied a workshop on “The role of civil society organisations in the follow-up of the implementation by Libya of the UPR recommendations” in Djerba (Tunisia), from 11 to 13 March 2023.

This three-day workshop was led by a group of NPWJ experts and the 30 civil society organisations’ (CSO) members and human rights defenders (HRD) that will participate will be selected among those most involved in their organisation’s activities, concerned with monitoring, fact-finding and reporting on human rights violations.

The objectives of the workshop were three: first, to prepare a working plan for CSOs to clarify their role in the follow-up of the UPR recommendations’ implementation; second, to provide guidance and support to CSOs in drafting the shadow reports to submit for the mid-term review in 2023 and 2025; third, to start a dialogue on the human rights situation in Libya and the strategies CSOs and HRDs can adopt to protect and promote human rights.

The working sessions covered several topics related to the UPR recommendations and will also include debates and daily evaluations. In particular, the workshop focused on the review, discussion and classification of the recommendations approved by Libya and the identification of the parties responsible for their implementation. Moreover, the role of CSOs in following up and monitoring the implementation of recommendations was discussed and clarified, in order to facilitate the development of a national monitoring mechanism. Finally, the workshop discussed the establishment of a working group to prepare the UPR shadow reports.

For further information, please contact: Frej Fenniche: (English, French, العربية)