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Libyan parliament in Tobrouk welcomes UN suggestions

Mohammed Chouaib, the head of a Libyan delegation from the UN-recognised government in the eastern city of Tobruk on Tuesday welcomed UN proposals to solve the current split in his country, but he said they will require a lot of hard work to enact, the Anadolu news agency reported.

13 Human rights groups say UNHRC not getting job done; call for “independent mechanism of inquiry”

In a joint call for action, 13 national, regional and international human rights organisations including five from Libya, have called on the UN to support the creation of an independent body which would investigate human rights crimes in Libya by all sides since 2012. They say it is the only way to ensure “accountability, …

Libyan Municipalities, Local Councils Reps Meet in Brussels Within Political Dialogue Framework

The meeting, part of ongoing discussions taking place within the framework of the Libyan dialogue process, was opened by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, and by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Bernardino …

UNSMIL Presents to Parties Ideas to End Political Crisis, Military Conflict, Hopes to Expedite Talks

After weeks of discussions with all the parties and in light of the deteriorating military situation that threatens with further escalation as progress is made in the political dialogue, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Bernardino Leon visited both Tobruk and Tripoli where he presented some ideas to expedite …

Women face setbacks in new Libya

On June 25, right after she cast her vote for the new Council of Representatives, Salwa Bugaighis was murdered at her home in Benghazi in eastern Libya. She was Libya’s most prominent female lawyer, a member of the former National Transitional Council (NTC) that led the rebel movement in 2011 and well-known civil activist. In February, …