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A Western Strategy for Libya

Libya has disappeared from Western headlines, even though the situation on the ground is going from bad to worse. How long can the West afford to ignore this disaster? The United States and Europe had a decisive role in overthrowing the Gaddafi regime and are now morally obliged to support …

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Libya: ICRC delegate murdered in Sirte

Tripoli/Geneva (ICRC) – The ICRC condemns in the strongest possible terms the murder of its staff member Michael Greub. The 42-year-old Swiss national, head of the organization’s Misrata sub-delegation, was killed by armed men around midday today in the city of Sirte.

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Libya: Final ICC Ruling on Gaddafi

(New York, May 21, 2014) –The International Criminal Court (ICC) decision on May 21, 2014, rejecting Libya’s bid to prosecute Saif al-Islam Gaddafi nationally sharpens Tripoli’s outstanding obligation to surrender him to The Hague. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of Muammar Gaddafi, is wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity for …

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The Consequences of NATO's Good War in Libya

NATO’s intervention was thus executed nearly flawlessly, yet appears to be a strategic mistake. In weighing the costs and benefits of the operation, one would naturally begin with the immediate danger that spurred NATO to act: the humanitarian concern that Qaddafi would have crushed the opposition to his regime in …

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The Consequences of NATO’s Good War in Libya

NATO’s intervention was thus executed nearly flawlessly, yet appears to be a strategic mistake. In weighing the costs and benefits of the operation, one would naturally begin with the immediate danger that spurred NATO to act: the humanitarian concern that Qaddafi would have crushed the opposition to his regime in …

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Libya: Fair Trial Concerns for Ex-Officials

The trial of 37 mostly Gaddafi-era officials accused of serious crimes during Libya’s 2011 uprising raises serious due process concerns, Human Rights Watch said today. The trial, which began on March 24, 2014, resumed on April 14 in a specially designated courtroom in Al-Hadba Corrections Facility in Tripoli.

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Forgotten War: Libya could become terrorist staging post

Libya’s on the way to becoming a terrorist outpost for possible future attacks on Europe. The prospect has been raised by Libya’s former Prime Minister who came to power following the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime. He recently fled the country, where rival militias run rampant, and are in de-facto …

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