When everything is important, nothing is important. Governments, organizations and individuals must proactively set their priorities in order to allocate and leverage limited resources effectively. Libya is faced with a long and growing list of daunting challenges. Stakeholders have many needs and they all want their needs fulfilled now. While …
Opinion: Prosecutor’s Office statement – signs of the emergence of Libya as a nation of the rule of law?
Plurality of powers in Libya? The Prosecutor’s Office last week released a statement through its official spokesperson that contained some interesting content with huge relevance for the new post February 17 Libya.
The New Libya Is Free, if You Don’t Count the Jailed Journalists
Being a journalist under the autocratic rule of Libyan dictator Moammar Qadhafi was an exercise in choice: between promoting state propaganda and spending time in jail. Now that NATO has toppled the regime, Libya is a little better at letting reporters practice their trade. But the press in Libya is …
Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces: A Handbook
Opinion: Recommendations for peace and reconciliation in post-conflict Libya
This is the first of a series of articles that will tackle psychosocial issues of war in Libya, the goal being to brainstorm and extend an invitation for all of us to grieve and heal together.
Opinion: Women’s rights in Libya – a positive viewpoint.
Due to recent media attention painting a negative picture on certain incidents related to women’s rights issues in Libya which are undermining the progress that has been made in this area, I would like to highlight some positive progress.
Opinion: Women in Libya are in a state of denial regarding women’s rights in Libya
The first thing women’s rights activists in Libya mention about women’s rights in Libya now, is that having 33 women in the parliament is somehow a measure of the “positive steps” towards women rights in Libya and should be judged as a big success. But is that assessment truly indicative …
Opinion: Libyan-Tunisian Relations — people-to-people relationships versus state-planned solidarity
Last month, when General National Congress President Mohamed Magarief announced that Libya had granted Tunisia a “development aid package” worth 200 million Tunisian dinars to be used to cover Tunisia’s deficit, I was struck by the wide gap between the positions of my Libyan friends on this issue. Some of …
Opinion: Does Libya have a President now?
I have been following, as any other Libyan, the activities of the General National Congress and its President’s activities, trips and announcements and I started to wonder is he the President of Libya? I decided to go back and read the 2011 Constitutional Declaration that governs the GNC and defines …
The Libyan public’s role in drafting the Constitution: Part I
Public participation in the Constitution-drafting process is essential to ensure the final document enshrines the rights and freedoms of the Libyan people. (Photo: George Grant)