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The pursuit of human rights in war-torn Libya

Libya, riddled with abandoned weapons dumps from the Gaddafi era, is in the throes of a protracted civil war. The oil-rich country is coming apart at the seams due to conflict which pits the internationally-recognised Council of Deputies against the Tripoli-based rival Islamist government of the General National Congress (GNC).

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Geroushi denies opposition to UN Dialogue

The head of the Libya air force, Major-General Saqr Adam Geroushi, has denied claims that he is opposed to the UN-brokered Dialogue or the Draft peace plan endorsed earlier this month by most of the Dialogue delegates apart from those representing the Continuing General National Congress in Tripoli.

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Sewehli, Badi, Hafter and Geroushi face EU sanctions: report

European Union foreign ministers meeting today in Brussels to try and push forward the UNSMIL Peace Accord are reported to be preparing asset freezes and travel bans against five named Libyans.

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Europe may sanction Libyans over peace impasse

The European Union is considering sanctions against Libya’s warring factions who fail to agree to a U.N.-sponsored peace deal after one group controlling the capital Tripoli refused to sign up this month.

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Supporting Stabilization in Libya

Representatives of Libya’s warring parties are close to reaching a UN-mediated power-sharing agreement that would establish a Government of National Accord (GNA). Assuming it is finalized, the deal will be fragile. Its implementation will be fraught with tensions and can collapse at any moment under pressure from spoilers.

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Skhirat Draft initialled; GNC left aside

A number of mayors and municipal representatives including those from Misrata, Central Tripoli, Sebha, Ajdabiya, Emsalata and Zliten, as well as party political figures such as Mohamed Sawan, the leader of of the Justice and Construction Party, and Hafez Ghaddour Hafez (the former Libyan ambassador in Rome) for the National Forces Alliance also …

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European Committee of the Regions brings together Libyan mayors to pave the way for stability and development

The European Committee of the Regions received a delegation of Libyan mayors and local representatives on Thursday. In a meeting with CoR president Markku Markkula and various members of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM), the local leaders representing different Libyan municipalities expressed their wish to step up cooperation …

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