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International support for Presidency Guard at Tunis conference

A number of countries attending a two-day conference and series of bilateral meetings which started in Tunis today indicated their willingness to help the Presidency Council’s fledging Presidential Guard (PG) develop into a functioning military force.

UN Envoy Suggests Formation of Presidential Guard to Protect Libyan Government

Martin Kobler, the UN’s special envoy to Libya, has called on the “presidential guard” to provide security to the various bodies of government, including the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

GNA failing due to militia-dependency and failure to create unified civilian-led national army

The Faiez Serraj-led Presidency Council/Government of National Accord (PC/GNA) has failed to make any real progress since March because it depends on specific militias in Western Libya for its survival. As a result of this dependency, it has failed to tackle head-on the issue of creating a unified national army …

The Justice Sector: Roles and responsibilities in good security sector governance

This SSR Backgrounder is about the roles and responsibilities of the justice sector in good security sector governance (SSG). The justice sector plays a role in providing security by upholding the rule of law, but it also plays a role in democratic oversight of the security sector by holding security …