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Libya: Assassinations May Be Crimes Against Humanity

(Beirut) – An assassination spree between September 18 and 20, 2014, left at least 14 people dead in some of the bloodiest days this year in the eastern city of Benghazi. The dead included two young activists, members of the security forces, an outspoken cleric, and five other civilians.

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UNSMIL: Libyan parties to hold dialogue on 29 September on ways to end the country’s crisis

Over the past two weeks, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Libya, Bernardino Leon, held consultations with a number of Libyan actors from across the country including parliamentarians, political leaders and various civil society personalities. These discussions confirmed that there is a general consensus that the only solution to …

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Why elections won’t save Libya

On June 25, Libyans went to the polls to elect a new 200-seat Council of Deputies that would replace the General National Congress. Three years after Libya’s revolution overthrew Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, the country’s security continues to deteriorate, and its economy has been crippled by endless protests at its oil …

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Women's rights still lacking in Libya

The second anniversary of Libya’s liberation this year was not like that of last year. On Oct. 23, Libya was a different state from the one envisioned in the draft constitution known as the “National Charter of the Libyan State.” The draft constitution stipulates that all Libyans are equal before the law and everyone …

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Libya's Constituent Assembly: light at the end of the tunnel?

While the registration process for elections and an apparent political commitment to ‘dialogue’ represent tentative progress, there are still substantial obstacles to be overcome before the committee is formed, let alone the constitution drafted.

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Libya in Anarchy Two Years after NATO Humanitarian Liberation

In 2011 when Muhammar Qaddafi refused to leave quietly as ruler of Libya, the Obama Administration, hiding behind the skirts of the French, launched a ferocious bombing campaign and a “No Fly” zone over the country to aid the so-called fighters for democracy.

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