Bill Meyer Participates in Fact-Finding Mission to Libya with the International Legal Assistance Consortium

Bill Meyer, a partner with Hutchinson Black and Cook LLC, recently participated in an eight-day fact-finding mission to post-war Libya on behalf of the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) based in Stockholm, Sweden.  The international mission, organized by the Arab Organization for Human Rights, investigated a variety of human rights issues throughout western and central Libya.  The fact-finding team traveled to Tripoli, Zawiya, Sabrata, Al-Khoms, Zliten, Misrata, Taworgha, and Sirte, where they interviewed torture victims, current detainees, and members of the Libyan Transitional National Council, local revolutionary shuras, and militias.  In addition, the team investigated torture sites, detention centers, NATO bombing sites, battlefields, and other areas where abuses allegedly occurred.  The team report will be presented to Libyan authorities and international organizations before the end of December 2011.