Speaking at a Tripoli press conference today on his recent creation, the High-Level Panel for Elections, SRSG and UNSMIL head Abdoulaye Bathily said Libya’s post-2011 interim arrangements are a source of instability which puts the future of this country at risk.
Will a sudden agreement in Libya mean elections this year?
The aim of the UN mission in Libya has always been to help the country reach the end of the transitional period which has been in progress since the 2011 civil war ended. Each UN envoy tried in his or her own way to reach that goal through complicated negotiations, …
Libya’s Fragile Deadlock
Haftar refuses to share his strategic territories with Libyan rivals. In doing so, he enjoys the support of not only Russia but also U.S. partners Egypt and Saudi Arabia, not to mention France and Greece. Meanwhile, in the country’s northwest, Turkey uses its military presence to keep incumbent Prime Minister …
Split Libya pushes back against UN plan for elections
The new UN envoy to Libya had hoped to usher in long-delayed elections, but his initiative is facing pushback from the eastern-based parliament and a lukewarm reception by its rivals in Tripoli.
Western powers urge Libyan political leaders to make necessary compromise to enable 2023 elections
After a flurry of meetings with Libya’s political leaders over the last few days in an effort to precipitate elections in 2023, representatives from France, Germany, Italy, the UK and the United States issued the following joint statement today.
Dbeibah tells Bathily GNU is more than willing to hold elections
Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, has affirmed his government’s readiness to hold parliamentary and presidential elections at a meeting with the Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Abdoulaye Bathily, on Tuesday.
Can the African Union help break Libya’s political deadlock?
The 17th of February marked the 12th anniversary of the Libyan revolution, which ousted the country’s decades-long dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
Libyan PM says his government wants to supply Europe with solar-generated electricity
The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah said Tuesday that his government wants to provide electricity generated from solar energy to Europe, adding at the second Libyan-German Economic Forum in Tripoli that his government has opened the door for energy investments and called on German businesspersons to join.
Rights bodies urge UN to follow up on human rights conditions in Libya
Amnesty International, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), Danish Institute Against Torture (DIGNITY), Defender Center for Human Rights (DCHR), Human Rights Watch (HRW), International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL), Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), and World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) wrote …
Libyan HCS rejects HoR Speaker’s decision to withdraw Audit Bureau’s authority
The Head of the High Council of State (HCS), Khalid Al-Mishri, called on both the Head of the Audit Bureau and the Head of Administrative Control Authority not to implement the decision of the House of Representatives (HoR) regarding withdrawing the authority of the Audit Bureau and granting them to …