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Warning of on-the-spot punishments for Tripoli criminals

Tripoli’s Rada (Deterrence) Force has vowed to use “an iron fist” to counter what it says is a a growing crime wave in the capital. From now on, it said,  it will be punishing criminals, including drug dealers and kidnappers, on the spot instead of taking them to prison.

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Crumbling States: Security Sector Reform in Libya and Yemen

Already-weak states in Libya and Yemen crumbled as struggles for control over their security sectors became central to transitional politics after the popular uprisings of 2011. Instead of being reformed and upgraded to enhance the fragile legitimacy of interim governments, the security sectors collapsed by 2014. Libya and Yemen are …

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Peace “breaking out” in western Libya

In the latest in a series of local peace deals in the west of the country, Zintan and Zawia have signed a reconciliation pact and a truce has been agreed between Zuwara on the one side and the nearby towns of Al-Jmail, Rigdalin and Zultan on the other. The Libyan National …

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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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Benghazi police chief orders Interior Minister’s arrest

In a startling and damaging display of political disunity within the internationally recognised government, the newly installed police chief in Benghazi has ordered the arrest of the Omar Sinki, officially still Minister of the Interior in the Beida government. Colonel Mustafa Ragaig, who was appointed by the interior ministry as …

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Perceptions of Security in Libya Institutional and Revolutionary Actors

Three years after the fall of Muammar Gadhafi and his regime, Libya is again on the brink of civil war. Various circumstances underlie this predicament—mistrust between regions, political power struggles, and sporadic and uncoordinated security and justice sector reforms. So that better understanding of the security needs of Libyan citizens …

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