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Women have ‘very important role’ in Libyan peace process, says UN envoy

Libyan women have a crucial role to play in resolving the crisis in their country, a senior United Nations official said in an address to 250 Libyan women gathered in Tripoli, at a dialogue aimed at including women from all walks of life in the political process.

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LFJL publishes the first instalment of its commentary on the draft constitutional recommendations, will deliver to the Constitutional Drafting Assembly

On 24 December 2014, Libya’s Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA) published its first set of recommendations drafted by its individual thematic committees on its website. Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) has called regularly for an inclusive and transparent drafting process, citing the need for popular engagement and dialogue.  This is …

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2014تحليل مسودة الدستور الليبي – اللجان النوعية في الهيئة التاسيسية لصياغة الدستور – الوضع: كانون أول/ديسمبر

أصدرت المؤسسة الدولية للديمقراطية والانتخابات تحليلا بتاريخ 31 آذار/مارس 2015، بعنوان: تحليل مسودة الدستور الليبي، اللجان النوعية في الهيئة التاسيسية لصياغة الدستور، الوضع: كانون الاول/ديسمبر 2014. أعد التحليل البرفيسور الدكتور يورغ فدتكة من كلية الحقوق في جامعة باساو. 

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Libya: What went wrong since 2011?

ECFR Policy Fellow, Mattia Toaldo, speaks to journalist and analyst Mary Fitzgerald, and Libyan politician Guma El-Gamaty about the lessons that have been learned in 2011 and whether international intervention in Libya would be a good idea.

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Checks, Balances, and the Draft Agreement on the Political Transition in Libya

The United Nations Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL) issued its first draft agreement on the political transition in Libya that was given to the parties to the political dialogue, taking place in different cities inside and outside of Libya since September 2014. The last round of political talks took place …

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Women and children suffering from UN & NGO pull-out say HoR members in NY

Libyan legislators are in the US this week to warn that women and children caught in the fighting have been left even more vulnerable because  international organisations, including the United Nations have pulled out of the country.

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What will the US and Europe do when the Libya dialogue fails?

It’s clear that talks in Libya will fail. Now it’s just a matter of what to do next. I say when, not if, because there is every indication that the UN-sponsored dialogue in Morocco and elsewhere will fail; and every official and non-official I spoke with knows that.

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Libya: uprising and post-Qadhafi tribal clashes, displacement in a fragmenting Libya

The political instability and crimes against humanity that accompanied and followed the uprising which overthrew President Muammar Qadhafi in October 2011 drove tens of thousands into displacement. Those perceived to have supported Qadhafi or to have benefited from privileges he dispensed through tribal patronage networks were attacked in retaliation. They …

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