On Thursday, Human Rights Watch called on the national unity government to ensure that the elections scheduled for next December are free and fair, and to improve human rights in Libya.
The organization added on its website that the government should review or cancel its decree on organizing civil society organizations, issued by the Government of National Accord. Because it restricts freedom of establishing associations and conflicts with international human rights law.
“Human Rights Watch” senior researcher in Libya, Hanan Salah, called on the government to give urgent priority to the rule of law, justice, and accountability. To ensure free and fair elections.
Saleh indicated that the new government faces many challenges, but it should at least adhere to conditions that enable candidates to conduct election campaigns, have a strong security plan for polling places, provide an independent review of the voter registry, and ensure court security to allow disputes to be decided.
It is worth noting that the roadmap emanating from the Political Dialogue Forum in Tunisia approved last November the 24th of next December as the date for holding the parliamentary and presidential elections.