The regional administrative court of Italy's Lazio region has ruled that a government decree to economically support Libyan authorities is not unlawful. A lawyers association had filed an appeal against the decree, saying that it had helped make the situation for migrants in Libya worse.
The Lazio regional administrative court has rejected an appeal by the Associazione Studi Giuridici sull'Immigrazione against a decree issued by the Italian foreign ministry in August 2017. The decree authorised the transfer of 2.5 million euros to the Libyan interior ministry for migration management. The funds were from the 'Fondo Africa' and were meant to be used, among other things, for the fight against migrant trafficking and search and rescue operations.