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Financial Oversight of Intelligence Agencies

Financial oversight in the security sector is a key instrument for ensuring that public funds allocated by the state for the security of the people are spent in a transparent and accountable manner. However, the financial management of security sector institutions is often characterised by opacity rather than transparency. Even …

Register to the Security Jam 2016 – The Global online brainstorm on security challenges

The Security Jam is a massive global brainstorm to be held entirely online from April 25-28, 2016, for which you can register here. Several thousand participants – civilians and military governments officials, representatives of international organisations, civil society and NGOs, academia, think tanks, the media and the private sector – …

Martin Kobler Congratulates CDA Members on Building Consensus on a Constitution Draft

The members of the Libyan Constitution-Drafting Assembly (CDA) concluded today, Wednesday 06 April 2016, a three-week Consultative Retreat aimed at building consensuses on Libya’s draft constitution. The Consultative Meeting was hosted by the Sultanate of Oman in Salalah and facilitated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

Outgoing Libyan government faces eviction from Bayda

Libya’s acting government – that is expected to hand over power to the newly formed unity cabinet in coming days – is being evicted from Bayda, where has been based since 2014. Built-up frustrations in the eastern Libyan town have prompted local officials to declare the government “unwanted”  in the wake of the upcoming power …

A Constitution for Libya: A Futile Debate?

Talking about and discussing a constitution for Libya at this moment may seem a futile exercise. The situation on the ground is such that even the simplest idea of a Libyan State may seem surreal, given the diverse interests battling for control of the country and its resources. Three governments …

Thini government sacks UN ambassador Dabbashi

The Beida-based government of Abdullah Thinni has dismissed the Libyan ambassador to the United Nations, Ibrhaim Dabbashi. Its spokesman, Hatim Al-Araibi, is quoted by the Beida offices of Libyan news agency LANA saying that the sacking followed a compliant from Naji Al-Maghrebi, the head of the parallel National Oil Corporation …