15 June 2021
The EU’s policy and funding strategy in relation to Libya should aim at promoting the respect, protection and fulfilment of the human rights of all people under the jurisdiction of Libyan authorities, including refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, rather than the migration control objectives of the EU and/or its member states, and should integrate a strong due diligence component to assess human. [...] Make continuing cooperation with Libyan authorities on migration and border management conditional on concrete and verifiable steps towards: (a) the prompt release of all refugees, asylum seekers and migrants being arbitrarily detained in Libya, and the end of the system of automatic, indefinite detention solely on the basis of migration status, including through the closure of all detention centr. [...] 6 of 1987, and the creation of an asylum system that complies with international standards; and (d) the establishment of national mechanisms to provide independent, impartial, and transparent monitoring of human rights violations against refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Libya, with the aim to ensure accountability for state and non-state actors, and in the meantime the provision to OHCHR/U. [...] Enhance assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in neighbouring regions, in particular in the Sahel, North Africa and the Horn of Africa, investing in the protection and realization of their human rights rather than in measures aimed at their containment in places where they cannot live in dignity and security. [...] EU institutions and member states should work collectively to tackle the human rights and humanitarian consequences of conflicts and militia rule in Libya and to support efforts to establish the rule of law and uphold victims’ rights to remedy and reparation.