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  1. Libya - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law No. 10 of 2013 concerning the Criminalization of Torture, Forced Abduction, and Discrimination. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-05-28 | Date of entry into force: 2013-05-28 | LBY-2013-L-96439

    The Law provides that restricting the personal freedom of a person through force, threat, or treachery and discrimination are criminal offences and are punishable under criminal law. Article 2 provides that anyone who "commits torture or orders someone else to inflict physical or mental suffering on a person under their control or to elicit a forced confession of a crime he or she may or may not have committed, or for discrimination of any form, or for revenge of whatever motive shall be imprisoned for a period of no less than five years." Article 2 also prescribes the same prison term for anyone "who remains silent on torture while having the ability to stop it." If torture results in "grave harm" the punishment is no less than eight years and ten for "grave harm" which results in the death of the victim the offence is punishable by life imprisonment. Article 3 provides that depriving a person of any of his or her rights because of membership in a group or clan, residence in a geographic area, or ethnicity or colour is also punishable with 3 to 15 years of imprisonment. Under Article 5, "political, executive, and administrative officials as well as military commanders or their officers-in-charge" are also liable for acts of torture, among others, committed by those under their control if the superior does not take the necessary measures to prevent or expose the act if able to do so, or to refer it to the relevant authorities.

  2. Libya - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law No. 7 of 1997 on the amendment of some provisions of the Labour Code (No. 58 of 1970).

    Adoption: 1997-12-29 | LBY-1997-L-55527

    Amends Act No. 58 of 1970 with regard to child-care facilities to be provided for women workers at factories where more than 50 persons are employed, and arduous or dangerous work for women workers.

  3. Libya - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Law No. 8 of 1989 concerning the right of women to apply for positions in the judiciary.

    Adoption: 1989-10-09 | LBY-1989-L-9244

    This Law entitles women to apply for positions in the judiciary, and in particular, those of the general prosecutor office and in the judicial administration bureau, on the same conditions as apply to men.

  4. Libya - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    People's General Committee Order No. 258 of 1989 concerning Women Training.

    Adoption: 1989-03-02 | LBY-1989-R-9245

    This order recognizes "work" as one of the fundamental rights of women and accords priority to women for certain jobs (a list of these jobs is attached). It also establishes a training programme for Libyan Women.

  5. Libya - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision of the General People's Committee on the employment of Arab Libyan women (No. 164 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1988 | LBY-1988-R-63669

    Applies to all Libyan women who are able to work, wherever they work, with the exception of those working in police and customs services. Establishes that every woman who has the ability to work shall be obliged to work. Women have the right to perform all types of work and occupations, and to all vocational and job training opportunities that their job might require. Also makes provision for part-time work of women and maternity leave.

  6. Libya - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision No. 408/1982 on promulgation of the regulations concerning benefits in cash to self-employed contributors.

    Adoption: 1982-08-24 | LBY-1982-R-30081

  7. Libya - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Childbirth Grant and Burial Regulation, No. 389 of 1982

    Adoption: 1982 | Date of entry into force: 1981-06-01 | LBY-1982-R-57234

    Provides for the application, eligibility and procedures with relation to childbirth grant and burial aid. Chapter One governs childbirth grants. Establishes eligibility for the grant, application procedures and methods of payment. Chapter Two governs burial aid in a similar manner. Establishes eligibility and methods of grant payment.


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