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Libya Security Overview – 18 November 2013

This week saw the latest violence through militia over-reaction resulting in large-scale deaths and injuries, this time in Tripoli and involving the Misrata Brigade when on 15th November they opened fire on demonstrators protesting their presence in the Ghargour district of the city. 

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 …