a group of lawyersCases
- Location of case in SG report
- Relevant SG report
- Year of the report
- From Country
- Country Geolocation
- Country Geolocation (linked Cases)
- From Region
- Type of record
- Unnamed individual/group/organization
- Gender unclear
- Was the victim a foreign national?
- Was the victim a minor?
- Individual's/organization's activity
a group of lawyers cooperating with the Mission to provide legal aid to victims of human rights violations, including conflict-related sexual violence.
- Type of rights defended
- Accountability & impunity
- Was the victim a civil servant, member of the security forces or of the judiciary?
- Reported trigger of reprisal
The legal aid group objected to pledging not to communicate with embassies or international organizations, including the UN, without authorization.
- Engagement with UN body
- Type of attempted engagement
- Submission of information to UN
- Location of mentioned reprisals
- Reprisal information
The Division documented a case of intimidation involving a group of lawyers cooperating with the Mission to provide legal aid to victims of human rights violations, including conflict-related sexual violence. The legal aid group objected to pledging not to communicate with embassies or international organizations, including the UN, without authorization. It is reported that because of this, the group experienced multiple challenges during their year-long effort in 2019–2020 to register a new organization with the Civil Society Commission in Tripoli, which was finally resolved in July 2020. The legal group further noted that the restrictions would be an obstacle to provide timely support to those arbitrarily detained and compromise the confidentiality of cases, posing a risk to the survivors which the lawyers assist.
- Types of reprisals suffered
- Administrative reprisal
- Alleged/likely perpetrators
- State actors
- Was the reprisal based on new legislation?
- Does the report make general comment about country’s environment for engagement with UN?
- Was the case raised by a State at the UN?
- Is the country cited for a "pattern of reprisal" in the context of this case?
- Is a pattern of reprisals mentioned otherwise in the context of this case?
- Does the report cite "self-censorship" as an issue in the context of this case?