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UNHCR Update Libya (12 – 18 January 2019)

Key figures: 187,423 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs) 403,978 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 – April 2018) 56,204 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya 23,370 overall persons arrived in Italy3 1,382 monitoring visits to detention centres in 2018 and 2019 2,709 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention in 2018 2,863 vulnerable […]

Govt, Central Bank “Fail to Agree 2019 Budget”

By John Lee. The Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) have reportedly failed to agree a national budget for 2019. A report from Reuters cites sources familiar with the talks as saying that due to a row over spending priorities, the wrangling could go on until March. The disagreement is […]

Discrimination against Libyan Women married to Foreigners

New report: Libyan laws discriminate against Libyan women married to foreign nationals A detailed report on the risks facing Libyan women married to foreign nationals was issued today by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. The report illustrates the Libyan legislation’s arbitrary restrictions placed on this type of marriage, depriving husbands and children of the right […]

Ghassan Salamé addresses United Nations Security Council

Remarks of SRSG Ghassan Salamé to the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Libya Mr. President [Ambassador Joseph Singer, Dominican Republic], Allow me to congratulate the Dominican Republic for its Presidency of the Security Council. Mr President, Members of the Council, The South remains Libya’s vulnerable heart, encompassing almost 1 million square kilometers […]

The need for a Sustainable Security Infrastructure in Libya

Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on Libya Thank you very much Mr President. Thank you for scheduling this briefing. Very good to hear from the SRSG so thank you, Ghassan for everything you’ve said. I wanted to start by thanking you also for restructuring […]

Libya: the Battle for Peace in a Failing State

From the Financial Times: As international attention intensifies on Libya amid longstanding concerns about the flow of migrants to Europe and the risk that Isis fighters being forced out of Syria will seek to exploit the chaos, the UN is leading a fresh drive to bring stability to the Opec member. It has set an […]

SOAS, Lawyers for Justice in Libya, host Justice Lecture

Pablo de Greiff to launch first Annual Justice Lecture hosted by Lawyers for Justice in Libya and SOAS The UN’s first Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation, and guarantees of non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, will be speaking at SOAS University of London this month. The event will take place on 28 January […]

Libya: Slow Roll To Salvation

The Government of National Accord (GNA) is now supporting the Libyan National Army (LNA) and its commander Khalifa Hiftar [Haftar], according to a report from Strategy Page. It says this began when GNA leader Fayez al Sarraj spoke with Hiftar on November 13th when both were at the Libya conference in Italy. “While many GNA […]