You are here

Libya

With Libya experiencing large-scale internal displacement as the country becomes increasingly engulfed in civil war, migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees are finding themselves systematically exposed to arbitrary and indefinite detention. Concerns highlighted by observers include the increasing absence of oversight at detention facilities as social services in the country grind to a halt, the involvement of militias in detaining foreigners, the lack of any legal process providing for detention, corruption and endemic anti-black racism at detention facilities, and the “abysmal” and “unacceptable” conditions at most facilities. Despite these concerns, the EU and Italy have continued to invest millions of Euros in Libyan detention efforts and have maintained pressure on the country to block the passage of migrants and asylum seekers hoping to make it to Europe.

Libya Quick Facts

  • International migrants:
    756000
    New asylum applications :
    4457