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  1. Libya - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Law No. 11 of 2016 on the Protection of Public Morals. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2016-04-24 | Date of entry into force: 2016-04-24 | LBY-2016-L-104711

    Theatrical or acting and other artistic performances shall not be presented in the public places without a licence authorized by the competent authority of the interior ministry.
    Obscene or sexual performances, indecent or immoral shows are banned for authorization.

  2. Libya - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Law No. 11 of 2014 on the establishment of the National Anti-Corruption Commission. - Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in English

    Adoption: 2014-12-14 | Date of entry into force: 2014-04-16 | LBY-2014-L-98868

    Chapter I: General Provisions.
    Chapter II: The National Anti-Corruption Commission Regulation.
    Chapter III: Final and Transitional Provisions.

  3. Libya - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Law No. 5 of 2014 amending Article 195 of the Penal Code. - Legislation online in English

    Adoption: 2014-02-05 | Date of entry into force: 2014-02-05 | LBY-2014-L-98869

    Article 1: Article 195 of the Penal Code shall be amended as follows:

    "Without prejudice to any harsher penalty, whoever commits an act that prejudices the 17 February Revolution shall be punished by imprisonment.

    The same penalty shall be imposed on any person who publicly insults the legislative, executive, or judicial branches or any member thereof during or due to the performance of duties, or who insults the state emblem or flag."

  4. Libya - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  5. Libya - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Prisons Law (No. 47 of 1975).

    Adoption: 1975-06-23 | Date of entry into force: 1975-07-09 | LBY-1975-L-50001

    Defines the aims and types of prisons, and provides for the classification of inmates and their treatment, the accommodation of female inmates and their treatment, the employment of inmates and their wages, the education, medical care, and social care of inmates, the manner of visiting and corresponding with inmates, administration and rules of prisons, the judicial supervision of prisons, the release of inmates, the application of the death sentence, and the establishment of planning and development councils for prisons.

  6. Libya - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Law amending several provisions of the Penal Code.

    Adoption: 1974-03-27 | LBY-1974-L-64415

    Amends certain provisions of Penal Code. Section 359 provides for freedom of labour. A person shall be sentenced to imprisonment for no less than one year and to a fine between 100 and 500 dinars if he or she uses force, violence, terrorism, threats or illegal acts to force another person to cease working or to force an employer to employ an individual, or to prevent him from employing a person. Same sanction shall apply if the intention of the person is to prevent any other person from membership in trade union.

  7. Libya - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code. - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1953 | LBY-1953-L-97659

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