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East Libya-based parliament rejects Haftar’s coup

Members of the East Libya-based parliament on Monday rejected an attempted coup by the warlord Khalifa Haftar. This came in a statement issued by 11 prominent members of the Tobruk-based parliament in which they stressed support to a peace initiative proposed by its speaker Aguila Saleh.

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Tripoli assures eastern HoR members security protection – if they abandon Hafter and Saleh

The internationally recognized government of Libya, based in Tripoli and led by Faiez Serraj, continued its outreach with an olive branch to House of Representatives (HoR) members still aligned with HoR head Ageela Saleh and Khalifa Hafter.

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Legislative Guidance Tool for States to Regulate Private Military and Security Companies

The Legislative Guidance Tool offers a blueprint for legislators to create policies and laws which are in line with internationally recognised good practices. It is aimed at parliamentarians and law and policymakers who undertake to develop new or update existing laws for national legislation of the private military and security …

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Montreux Document

The Montreux Document reaffirms the existing obligations of States under international law, in particular, international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights law, relating to the activities of private military and security companies (PMSCs) in situations of armed conflict. The Document also lists good practices to assist States in implementing these obligations. Although …

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Germany’s Merkel urges Libyan PM al-Sarraj to sign ceasefire

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj on Thursday, a German government spokesman said in a statement, urging him to move quickly towards signing a ceasefire, Reuters reports.

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Egypt, UAE, Jordan and Belarus have supplied military equipment to Haftar in Libya, report says

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said Khalifa Haftar had received – between 2015 and 2019 – armored vehicles from Jordan and UAE as well as fighter helicopters from Belarus and Egypt.

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Libyan Crimes Watch documents violations against judiciary officials in eastern region

Libyan Crimes Watch said the legal advisor Salah Beltamer was arrested by gunmen in Marj town on Saturday, adding that relatives said the reason of the arrest was Beltamer’s criticism of arbitrary detention of judiciary officials and personnel.

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Tripoli-based HoR discusses formation of Geneva forum dialogue committee

Tripoli-based House of Representatives (HoR) discussed on Monday, the formation of a dialogue team to represent it in Geneva talks. It was also agreed that members of the team are to be selected on a constituency basis and to take into account the representation of women and the social dimension.

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