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GNA failing due to militia-dependency and failure to create unified civilian-led national army

The Faiez Serraj-led Presidency Council/Government of National Accord (PC/GNA) has failed to make any real progress since March because it depends on specific militias in Western Libya for its survival. As a result of this dependency, it has failed to tackle head-on the issue of creating a unified national army …

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HRW condemns EU’s plan to stem Libyan migration as dangerous

The EU’s efforts to stem migration from Libya risk condemning migrants and asylum seekers to violent abuse at the hands of government officials, militias, and criminal groups in Libya, Human Rights Watch said in a report.

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EU Policy Backfires Leaving Refugees in Libya at Risk of Torture

Amnesty International has announced that the EU policy to help Libya deal with refugees is in fact, harmful. According to Amnesty International, the new EU policy to help work more closely with the Libyan government in matters concerning migrants, is leaving thousands at risk of torture.

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Western Airstrikes in Libya to Fight Daesh ‘Intrusive and Neocolonial’

Western military intervention in Libya to stop its seizure by Daesh militants would be perceived as “intrusive and neocolonial”, according to Dr Arturo Varvelli, Head of Terrorism and Research Fellow at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), as he told Sputnik it could instead strengthen Daesh’s control.

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Can the new UN-backed government solve Libya’s problems?

A new UN-backed Libyan government was unveiled earlier this week. It is the result of over a years worth of mediation on the part of the United Nations in efforts to stabilise the country. It is tasked with ending the civil war and stemming its side effects, such as the …

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