Report on the trial of 37 former members of the Qadhafi Regime (Case 630/2012)

This report is published by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The report provides an assessment of the trial, held between March 2014 and July 2015, before the Tripoli Court of Assize, of 37 members of the Qadhafi regime accused of committing crimes during the 2011 uprising and armed conflict. The trial is currently before the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court as a court of cassation (“Court of Cassation”).

This report assesses the trial before the Court of Assize in light of Libya’s obligations under international human rights law and standards and Libyan legislation, and on the basis primarily of monitoring conducted by the Human Rights, Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Division of UNSMIL and discussions held with Libyan officials and experts.

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