The EU has affirmed its support for Libya in its efforts to promote peace and stability while adhering to human rights principles.
On the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the EU emphasized the importance of Libya's commitment to fulfilling international obligations and cooperating with human rights organizations.
The EU stressed the need for continuous efforts to move from conflict to national reconciliation and the rule of law, as it expressed its readiness to offer concrete measures to support transitional justice, rebuild trust in state institutions, and address human rights violations.
In its statement, the bloc expressed concern over ongoing violations of international humanitarian laws, including arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearances.
It stressed the need for an independent judicial body that protects the rights to due process and equal access to justice for all, including migrants and civilians.
Regarding Derna, the EU recommended creating a national platform for reconstruction based on transparency and rights, which covers political and geographical divisions and is backed by accountable financial aid.
The bloc also addressed the importance of civil society's full participation in national reconciliation and free and fair elections, expressing concern over the lack of women's representation in decision-making positions.
It expressed its commitment to working with relevant parties to create an environment conducive to achieving electoral entitlement and establishing a strong civil society for the benefit of all.