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Libyan outrage: slavery or borders?

Since the 1990s, the European Union (EU) has pursued a policy of ‘externalising’ its border controls. In exchange for aid and financial support, it requires North African states to implement measures to suppress irregular migration. Two facts about this policy are widely known, and have been for many years now. …

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Amnesty accuses EU of abetting migrant rights violations in Libya

European governments are “complicit” in grave human rights violations in Libya through their support for authorities there that often work with people smugglers and torture refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

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Ambassadors of US and EU countries urge for human rights respect in Libya, speedy amendment of LPA

The ambassadors of major European countries to Libya expressed in a joint statement on Sunday deep concern about the human rights violations in Libya, voicing concern toward reported abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law which they said continue to happen across Libya.

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Libya’s downward spiral to shortages, militia power, and migrant abuse

Social media has become a bush telegraph in the Libyan capital Tripoli, used by anxious citizens to warn each other of militia violence and how to get around the endless shortages as the economy crumbles.

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International community must do more to help Libya says Eni chairman

The international community must help Libya in its efforts to resolveits crisis and in moving forward, the head of Eni Claudio Descalzi said today in Brussels. But while insisting that Libya must remain united, he also warned that elections could be some long way off.

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Through the strains: a viable roadmap for Libya?

Six years after Qaddafi’s death, the Libyan crisis has not been solved. The country continues to be divided between a parliament (and executive) in Tobruk and a Presidential Council (headed by Fayez al-Serraj) in Tripoli that is backed by the United Nations.

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