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Undocumented Migrants: Libya

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL2222, tabled on 6 September 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they have made to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency to cease cooperation with the Libyan Coast Guard in preventing refugees and migrants from leaving Libya.

Answered on

28 September 2022

The UK notes the abuse of migrants and refugees in Libya and the inhumane conditions in detention centres. The Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya is assessing human rights abuses and violations in detention centres. The UK co-sponsored the renewal of the Fact Finding Mission's mandate in July. We continue to urge the interim Government of National Unity to take steps to end the exploitation and abuse of migrants and to implement a better functioning system that respects human rights. We support the UN's call for detention centres across Libya to be closed, and call on all parties to engage with the UN and the humanitarian community so that all migrants and refugees can be evacuated safely in accordance with international human rights law.