The United Nations Support Mission in Libya welcomed the appointment of five female judges to two specialized courts in Benghazi and Tripoli, newly established to handle cases of violence against women and children.
In a statement on Tuesday, the mission added that these two courts, in addition to the appointment of the five female judges, are an important step towards promoting the rights of women and children in Libya.
The statement indicated that with the establishment of the specialized courts, the criminal justice response to cases of violence against women and children "will improve greatly."
The mission affirmed its commitment to providing a specialized training program for all judges appointed to the newly established courts, in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and UN Women.
It also expressed its aspiration to work closely with the Libyan Supreme Judicial Council to implement this program.