While a popular armed uprising in 2011 deposed longtime dictator Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi, Libya is now racked by internal divisions, and international efforts to bring rival administrations together in a unity government have failed. A proliferation of weapons and autonomous militias, flourishing criminal networks, and the presence of extremist groups have all undermined security in the country. The ongoing violence has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, and human rights conditions have steadily deteriorated.
Freedom in the World — Libya Country Report
Libya is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
Freedom on the Net— Libya Country Report
Libya is rated Partly Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
News & Perspectives on Libya
A Call For Action on International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
August 30, 2021
United States: New Travel Bans Do Not Serve American Interests
February 2, 2020
An Explainer for When the Internet Goes Down: What, Who, and Why?
July 29, 2019
The Western Sahara Dispute Drags On after 27 Years in Limbo
January 9, 2019