Enhancing Cooperation between the Judiciary and the Judicial Police to develop Prisons in Libya Seminar Concludes in Tunis
08 December 2016 - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) organized a two-day seminar under the theme “Enhancing Cooperation between the Judiciary and the Judicial Police to develop Prisons in Libya”. The seminar, which was held in the Tunisian Capital on 7 and 8 December, brought together18 judges, prosecutors, senior judicial police officers and representatives of Civil Society from the West, East and South of Libya.
The seminar provided the participants with a unique platform to exchange views and suggested solutions to improve the situation of Libyan prisons in line with international human rights and rule of law standards. The discussions also focused on enhancing the cooperation between the different criminal justice actors to accelerate the screening of detainees.
Promoting cooperation between judges, prosecutors, prison administrators and civil society is imperative for improving the situation in Libyan prisons. We are also keen to share best practices with our Libyan colleagues and hope the recommendations of the seminar can constitute a useful guiding document”, Said Claudio Cordone, Director of the Human Rights, Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Division at UNSMIL.
UNSMIL will continue to work closely with Libyan judges, prosecutors, judicial police officers and human rights activists to promote international rule of law and human rights standards.