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The Consequences of NATO’s Good War in Libya

NATO’s intervention was thus executed nearly flawlessly, yet appears to be a strategic mistake. In weighing the costs and benefits of the operation, one would naturally begin with the immediate danger that spurred NATO to act: the humanitarian concern that Qaddafi would have crushed the opposition to his regime in …

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Libya’s Unexpected Strength

Libya remains in deep chaos. Various militias are competing for political and economic power, carrying out attacks and otherwise buffeting the fragile government. Work on a new Constitution has only recently started, well over a year later than envisioned in the political blueprint that was drawn up as the civil war …

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Launch of Libya Security Sector Legal Database

The contemporary Libyan context is marked by limited access to security sector-related information in general, as well as a lack of information on legislation in particular. Government, parliament, judicial authorities, supervisory institutions, civil society, media, and core security providers are not able to fulfill their roles and duties in relation …

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Libya: Fair Trial Concerns for Ex-Officials

The trial of 37 mostly Gaddafi-era officials accused of serious crimes during Libya’s 2011 uprising raises serious due process concerns, Human Rights Watch said today. The trial, which began on March 24, 2014, resumed on April 14 in a specially designated courtroom in Al-Hadba Corrections Facility in Tripoli.

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