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CDA calls on election commission to prepare referendum on draft constitution as Tebu representatives reject it

Despite confusion over the past couple of days as to whether the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) had legally voted in favour of the final version of its proposed constitution, it today told the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) to prepare for a referendum on it.

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Libya: Activists Being Silenced

Human rights defenders, activists, and social media bloggers have been physically attacked, detained, threatened, harassed, and disappeared by armed groups, some of whom are affiliated with the state authorities, in Tripoli and elsewhere in western Libya, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite the killing of an activist and other abuses …

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US State Department report bemoans lack of Libyan counter-terrorism laws and strategy in fight against terrorism

In a report, the US State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism says that although the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) had demonstrated it could be a capable partner with the United States in the fight against ISIS, a lack of comprehensive counter-terrorism laws in the country has prevented successful operations.

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Libya’s Haftar Comes Out on Top

Diplomatic efforts aimed at ending the chaos that has prevailed in Libya since 2011 have legitimized Khalifa Haftar, a former Libyan general whose forces have been accused of torture and executing prisoners, according to the Atlantic Council’s Karim Mezran.

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EU supports Paris meeting

One of the spokespersons of the European Union (EU) told the Italian News Agency (Aki), on Wednesday, that Brussels looks forward to seeing the Libyan factions benefiting from Paris meeting and return to intensive and comprehensive dialogue with specific commitments.

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Libya’s Brotherhood denounces Al-Sarraj, Haftar’s Paris meeting

The Libyan Justice and Construction Party, the political arm of the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood, has criticised the meeting between the head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar, the Commander of the Forces of the House of Representatives (HoR), held in Paris. The party considers any meeting …

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Justice and Construction Party rejects France-sponsored meeting of Fayaz Sirraj and Khalifa Haftar

Justice and Construction Party, one of Libyan Political Agreement signatories, has rejected the outcome of Paris meeting between the head of UN-installed Presidential Council Fayaz Al-Sirraj and chief of Dignity Operation Khalifa Haftar.

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Martinets, migrants, and militants: The drawn-out saga of Libya and the ICC

When International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda addressed the UN Security Council in May, she assured the assembled nations that Libya was a priority in 2017. Halfway into the year, there’s little sign of progress or justice.

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