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Transitional Justice in Libya

While rival governments in Libya are locked in civil conflict, commanding most domestic and international attention, trials are moving forward in Tripoli for former high-ranking figures from the regime of Muammar al-Qaddafi. This month, proceedings continued against Saadi al-Qaddafi, and lawyers submitted the final defense for Saif al-Islam al-Qaddafi and …

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Arrested Policing: Assessment of Damage to Criminal Justice Infrastructure in the Gaza strip during Operation “Protective Edge”

In the summer of 2014, Israel launched Operation “Protective Edge” in the Gaza Strip. During the Operation, over 2,200 Palestinians were killed and more than 70 Israelis. The fighting also caused significant damage to the local criminal justice infrastructure and, consequently, the ability of security providers to uphold the rule …

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Arrested Policing: Damage to the Criminal Justice Infrastructure in the Gaza Strip during Operation “Pillar of Cloud”

Between 14 and 21 November 2012, an armed conflict took place between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip, notably the military wings of the Palestinian factions Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) and Islamic Jihad. More than 160 Palestinians and six Israelis were killed in this conflict; at least …

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Tobruk-Tripoli feud over LIA, Libya Post continues in courts

The feud for the control of Libyan assets held in Malta continues after members of the ‘Tobruk LIA’ – representatives of the internationally-recognised Libyan government – replied to a petition from Tripoli to refuse recognition to the directors of the Libya Africa Investment Portfolio (LAIP). The LAIP is owned by …

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Final defence presented in trial of Gaddafi-era senior officials

Gripping the bars of the cage holding 28 defendants in a Tripoli Courtroom on Wednesday, former head of the Libyan external intelligence agency Abuzeid Dorda pulled himself to a standing position. Both his legs were broken in a fall whilst in custody in 2011 and he cannot stand unaided. 

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Gaddafi loyalists lose lustre in court's dull setting

For all Libya’s chaos, there is one constant. Every two weeks, tens of defendants are presented before a judge at a court in a prison in Tripoli. The defendants are always the same, though their number sometimes vary. The trial? The prosecution of former Gaddafi-era Jamahiriya officials, most notably (but …

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