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Libya Reverses a Purge

Earlier this week, Libya’s internationally recognized parliament votedto abolish the controversial Political Isolation Law passed two years ago by the previous legislature. A classic example of lustration, the law disbarred any officials with links to the Qaddafi regime from holding public office. On the face of it, such a move …

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The Constitutional Battle over Libya’s Identity

This past December, the Constituent Assembly of Libya published a draft of preliminary suggestions and ideas concerning the constitution so that Libyans could discuss them and provide their opinions before a referendum in March. While there were no obvious flaws in the form of the draft, the language and content …

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The Constitutional Battle over Libya's Identity

This past December, the Constituent Assembly of Libya published a draft of preliminary suggestions and ideas concerning the constitution so that Libyans could discuss them and provide their opinions before a referendum in March. While there were no obvious flaws in the form of the draft, the language and content …

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Libya’s black hole sucks in the neighbours

The dynamic that is driving Libya towards a renewal of the civil war that, three-and-a-half years ago, ended the Qadhafi regime seems irresistible. The country has two governments, each situated at opposite ends of the country, each with its complement of armed militias and each with seemingly irreconcilable objectives which …

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Libya court recognizes Tobruk parliament polls

A Libyan court on Thursday overturned a previous court ruling considering the elections of Libya’s House of Representatives unconstitutional. The court – in the eastern city of Al-Bayda – ordered a suspension of the previous ruling, which was issued by a constitutional department at another court in Libyan capital Tripoli …

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Combat and dialogue

Prospects for a negotiated solution to Libya’s deep national crisis have improved, but continued fighting on the ground is challenging UN-sponsored talks, writes Kamel Abdallah. Participants in the Libyan dialogue sponsored by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) completed a second round of talks at the Palais des Nations …

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Libya Dawn and HoR look to rivals Ukraine and Russia for support

Rival Libyan political figures are involved in separate talks with Ukraine and Russia on arms supplies. Misrata’s Abdurrahman Sewehli, one of the leading opponents of the House of Representatives (HoR), has had talks in the Ukrainian capital Kiev with the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pavlo Klimkin. At the same …

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GNC asks UNSMIL and international community to stop air raids on cities and vital positions.

The GNC has asked UNSMIL and the international community to stop air raids on Libyan cities and vital installations. In a statement, after the meeting of GNC presidency office with heads of political, security and defense committees to discuss developments at various military fronts, the GNC asked UNSMIL and the …

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