Libya: adoption of decree for reparation of crimes of sexual violence

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Victims of sexual violence used as a weapon of war during the Libyan revolution can now legally seek reparation in Libya. Minister of Justice, Mr Salah El Marghany, adopted an unprecedented decree last February recognizing victims of sexual violence as victims of war. In June, a second decree establishing the structure tasked with identifiying the victims and delivering benefits to each of them was passed.

FIDH had jointly organized a high-level meeting in Paris with several French leaders to express support to this text and called upon the Libyan Congress to assume its responsibility in breaking the taboo that surrounds rape and sexual violence.

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