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Libya: Migrants

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL9180, tabled on 7 July 2023

To ask His Majesty's Government what practical steps they are taking to achieve the closure of migrant detention centres in Libya and the repatriation of detainees.

Answered on

21 July 2023

The UK Government consistently urges all states to uphold international law and international human rights standards and to avoid any action that may endanger human life. We continue to monitor the abuse of migrants and refugees in Libya and the inhumane conditions in detention centres. The UK supported the mandate for the Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya to asses human rights abuses, including violations in detention centres. 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.