Our Heritage

Our Heritage

“Cultural heritage is significant in the present, both as a message from the past and as a pathway to the future.

Viewed from a human rights perspective, it is important not only in itself, but also in relation to its human dimension.”

-Karima Bennoune, UN Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights [source]

The right of access to and enjoyment of cultural heritage is a human right guaranteed by international law. It needs to be protected and celebrated. This project seeks to disseminate, showcase and preserve Libyan cultural heritage. The categories of cultural heritage include:

  • Music
  • Literature
  • Visual arts
  • Historical sites
  • Indigenous languages & dialects
  • Performing arts
  • Social practices & traditions
  • Traditional craftsmanship

Explore Libyan Culture

Click on the map below or the search function to start exploring the categories and Libya’s cultural heritage!

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Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) is a Libyan and international independent non-governmental organization (NGO) and UK-registered charity that is dedicated to strengthening the rule of law and human rights in Libya.

We seek justice in Libya through advocacy and outreach, accountability, transitional justice initiatives and capacity building, underpinned by our own independent research.

This website is a work in progress, and we are constantly updating it with new submissions. Fill in the form here to contribute!

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