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Transitional Justice in Libya

While rival governments in Libya are locked in civil conflict, commanding most domestic and international attention, trials are moving forward in Tripoli for former high-ranking figures from the regime of Muammar al-Qaddafi. This month, proceedings continued against Saadi al-Qaddafi, and lawyers submitted the final defense for Saif al-Islam al-Qaddafi and …

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HoR members rejects UNSMIL fourth draft as foreign governments applaud it

The House of Representatives (HoR) has decisively rejected the latest and supposedly final draft from UN for a peace settlement as unacceptable. In Tobruk, 55 members out of 72 attending today’s session are reported to have decided to suspend the HoR’s involvement in the process and to call back their …

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Boycotting and participating HoR members agree fight against IS is the top priority

Participating and boycotting members of the House of Representatives (HoR) have jointly given their full support to the UN-brokered dialogue process, saying that the threat from the Islamic State (IS) is far more important than their own divisions.

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IS spreads in Libya

In a series of dramatic political and security-related developments last week, the Islamic State (Daesh) affiliate in Libya announced that it had strengthened its hold on the city of Sirte after having gained control of the city airport. Just prior to this, the 166th Brigade, which had been in charge …

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ANALYSIS: Libya peace talks resume but can UN secure a deal?

The latest round of UN-sponsored Libya peace talks kicked off Wednesday, with the UN special envoy hoping to secure a last-ditch deal before the start of Ramadan.

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Is Libya on the eve of fresh military operations?

The momentum towards the beginning of an Egypt-led coalition operating in Libya may be gaining steam. The launch of full-blown air sorties and special operations could be expected, in what would be a move to enhance General Khalifa Haftar’s “Operation Dignity.”

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Op-ed: Last chance saloon for Libyan peace talks as IS launch hearts and minds media campaign in Libya?

Speaking at a press conference in Brussels Thursday, UN SRSG Bernardino Leon said that all parties must understand that compromise is better than continuing the conflict in Libya.

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