Welcome to the Libyan Criminal Justice System (LCJS) database. This database describes the 4 main stages of the justice system in Libya. You can browse each stage using the menu above or below. You can also search the entire database using the keyword search. Please note that the entire database is available in both Arabic and English and the language can be changed at any time by clicking the appropriate link at the top of the page.
This database is created and maintained by DCAF - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance.
Evidence Gathering analyses the 1st stage of the Libyan Criminal Justice System. This stage documents 4 aspects ranging from “Judicial Officers and the Duties Thereof” to “Entering and Searching Houses and Searching Persons”.
Preliminary Investigation analyses the 2nd stage of the Libyan Criminal Justice System. This stage documents 18 aspects ranging from “Public Prosecution and Criminal Cases” to “Public Prosecution Investigations into Felonies and Misdemeanours”.
Final Investigation and Trial analyses the 3rd stage of the Libyan Criminal Justice System. This stage documents 45 aspects ranging from “Jurisdiction of the Court of Misdemeanours and Petty Offences” to “Enforcement”.
Rights of Prisoners analyses the 4th and final stage of the Libyan Criminal Justice System. This stage documents 26 aspects ranging from the “General Rules on Prisoner Rights” to “Correction and Rehabilitation Institution Employees.”