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Libya: Militias Kill Unarmed Protesters

(Tripoli) – Militias from Misrata fired assault rifles, machine guns, and heavy weapons at overwhelmingly peaceful protesters in Tripoli on November 15, killing several people. Ensuing clashes between armed groups and militias left 43 people dead and at least 460 wounded. State security forces present at the initial protest apparently …

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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 …

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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 …

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