Libyan National Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights meet Eurpoean Institutions for the first time

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The Libyan National Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights (NCCLHR) attended meetings with European Institutions in Brussels for the first time since its working establishment in 2013 throughout the week of 10-13 February 2014. The initiative and opportunity was sponsored by the EU Delegation based in Tripoli.

The NCCLHR Delegation was lead by the head of International Co-operation, Mr. Faraj Al-Elagely, Mr. Khaled Alagily and supported by their UK Counsel, David Hammond.

The Delegation introduced its role and responsibilities as the independent Libyan civil liberties and human rights organisation established by law (National Transitional Council Law No.5 / 2011) to the European External Action Service (EEAS), the European Commission and the European Parliament for the first time.

The Delegation was hosted by leading European officials responsible for supporting the Libyan Government and promoting civil liberties and human rights in Libya.

The Delegation also introduced the new “NCCLHR Partner Project” as an international partnering initiative aimed at developing the NCCLHR expertise with human rights in the civil, criminal and commercial areas, focusing on business and human rights as detailed for in the NCCLHR three year Strategic Plan as drafted by the Danish Institute for Human Rights.

NCCLHR PARTNER PROJECT can be viewed here: 20140211-NCCLHR Partner Project Brochure

David Hammond is the instructed UK Counsel to the Libyan NCCLHR

david.hammond@9bedfordrow.co.uk  Clerks: +44 207 489 2727

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