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Libya’s Border Challenges and International Efforts to Assist Securing Frontier

GHADAMES – Driving from this oasis town deep into the harsh desert, a conspicuous white concrete pole, about 2 ½ metres high, stands out among the countless giant electricity pylons that dot the landscape. Handcarved in the cement at its base are three initials: “L, T, J”. This is where …

Libya: Latest abduction highlights ‘dysfunctional’ justice system

The abduction of ‘Anoud al-Senussi, the daughter of military intelligence chief under al-Gaddafi, Abdallah al-Senussi, upon her release from prison in Tripoli raises serious concerns about her safety and the Libyan authorities’ ability to protect detainees held since the 2011 armed conflict, Amnesty International said. 

Lessons from Libya: How Not to Intervene

BOTTOM LINES • The Conventional Wisdom Is Wrong. Libya’s 2011 uprising was never peaceful, but instead was armed and violent from the start. Muammar al-Qaddafi did not target civilians or resort to indiscriminate force. Although inspired by humanitarian impulse, NATO’s intervention did not aim mainly to protect civilians, but rather …

September 2013 Monthly Forecast – Libya

In September, the Security Council expects to be briefed by Tarek Mitri, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), followed by consultations. The Council will also likely receive the periodic briefing by the chair of the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee, Ambassador …