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Libya: military prosecutors discuss detention issues and international humanitarian law

Publisher International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Publication Date 10 July 2012
Cite as International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Libya: military prosecutors discuss detention issues and international humanitarian law, 10 July 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5003e4bd2.html [accessed 26 November 2014]
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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is holding a workshop in Benghazi on 10 and 11 July for 20 military prosecutors from the east of the country.

The participants will discuss international humanitarian law and issues relating to its application, in particular in connection with people detained following last year's conflict.

"This workshop is a good opportunity to obtain technical and legal advice from experts," said Walid Soani, a military prosecutor in Benghazi. "We will discuss possible solutions to the challenges we are facing with regard to these detainees."

The ICRC visits detainees throughout the country to assess the conditions in which they are being held and the treatment they receive. Between January and May this year, it visited over 9,200 people held in 66 different places of detention. The ICRC maintains a confidential dialogue with the authorities at all levels on issues such as the treatment of detainees, respect for judicial guarantees and the professional management of detention places.

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