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June 2014, Libya set pay reparations for victims of rape

An initial decree issued in February sought to recognize the mass rapes perpetrated during the 2011 revolution as war crimes, but it required congressional approval to move forward. The new decree, however, bypasses Libya's congress and establishes a commission to begin evaluating who will be given the financial and medical support, and the scope of the reparations to be provided, according to war crimes lawyer Céline Bardet, who reviewed the policy drafted by Libyan Justice Minister Salah al-Marghani. The new decree also makes all rape victims under Qaddafi’s regime eligible for the compensation, not just people who were raped during the 2011 uprising, Bardet tells Newsweek. Article from Zoe Schlanger available on the following link.
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