The European Union needs to reach a deal with Libya to curb the flow of migrants trying to sail on smugglers’ boats to Italy, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Wednesday.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been sharply criticised by Human Rights Watch (HRW) for not launching new investigations into war crimes in Libya.
EU – IOM has carried out first aid training courses in Libya with rescuers involved in migrant lifesaving operations in the Mediterranean Sea. The three training courses for government and non-government actors took place in Tripoli in December 2016.
Libya’s prime minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj on Saturday officially announced the end of military operations in Sirte, after the city was liberated from Islamic State militants.
Libya’s General Haftar arrived in Moscow last week on his second visit to Russia this year, and met with senior political and military officials, including the Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.
Over the last few years, the expanse of Mediterranean Sea stretching between Libya and Italy has become an increasingly dangerous highway used by economic migrants and refugees pursuing a desperate dream of a better and richer—or just safer—future in Europe.
A decentralized government is the political solution for Libya supported by former Prime Minister Mahmoud Gebril, who rejects the idea of a partition of the country.
The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) announces the online publication of the Libyan Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code, fully consolidated with their amendments, and their English translations on its security sector legislation database.
Libyan officials from the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Central Bank of Libya are expected to convene in the Italian capital, Rome, to flesh out the details of an agreement aimed at pulling the North African nation out of an economic crisis.
The situation in Libya is so chaotic that the “libyanisation” neologism is currently imposing itself. It has become a fatal combination of balkanisation – the division of a state into autonomous districts – and somalisation – the failing of a government in favour of militia groups.