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Libya's Constituent Assembly: light at the end of the tunnel?

While the registration process for elections and an apparent political commitment to ‘dialogue’ represent tentative progress, there are still substantial obstacles to be overcome before the committee is formed, let alone the constitution drafted.

Libya: Dealing with the Militias and Advancing Security Sector Reform

Introduction: Libya’s Transition to Peace and Security The death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi on October 20, 2011 marked the end of a tumultuous chapter in Libya’s history, the 42-year dictatorship in Libya (Salem and Kadlec, 2012: 1). Parts of the army defected and civilians became increasingly alarmed with the atrocities committed …

Seeking Security: Public Opinion Survey in Libya

As Libya proceeds through a political transition launched following the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and JMW Consulting are conducting a series of nationwide public opinion surveys with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. These surveys are designed to assess Libyan …

Security Council Report – November 2013 Monthly Forecast

In November, the Council will receive the semi-annual briefing by ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on recent developments concerning cases in Libya.  The mandates of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the Panel of Experts (PoE) assisting the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee expire on 14 March and 16 April …