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Weekly Security Update

By James Hopkinson, Director of Assaye Risk. This past week has continued to be dominated by events outside the borders of Libya but which have serious potential implications for Libya and its ongoing difficult security and political situation.  In terms of Libya itself it appears clear that there is a pattern emerging of direct intimidation […]

Truth and Reconciliation Conference Opens in Tripoli

A conference on truth-seeking and reconciliation in Libya opened in Tripoli today, bringing together Libyan officials and activists as well as experts from both Libya and abroad. The two-day conference, “Truth and Reconciliation in Libya: the Way Forward”, was organized by the Fact-Finding and Reconciliation Commission and the Human Rights Committee of the General National […]

UN’s Charpentier Visits Southern Libya

A joint United Nations mission led by the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General Georg Charpentier (pictured) travelled to the Libyan South on 19-24 November, visiting the cities and environs of Ghat, Obari, Murzuq and Sabha. The mission met with local and military councils and civil society organizations and noted local concerns focusing mostly […]

UN Special Representative Welcomes New Govt

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Mr. Tarek Mitri, welcomes the formation of the new Libyan Government, and extends his congratulations to Prime Minister Ali Zeidan and members of his Cabinet. SRSG Mitri congratulates the General National Congress, the legitimately elected body chosen […]

UN Special Representative Takes Up Post

The new Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Mr. Tarek Mitri, has taken up his post in Tripoli to lead United Nations efforts to assist Libya in its democratic transition. “I shall be delighted to be a witness of the historic changes in Libya and committed to accompany them in solidarity with the Libyan […]

UN Concern at Situation in Bani Walid

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr Georg Charpentier (pictured), expresses concern over the impact of the recent security developments in Bani Walid, including loss of life and injury. Mr. Charpentier reminds all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law […]

UK Experts Help Libya with IED Detection

A British team has completed repair work on specialist equipment to detect and dispose of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Libya, the British Embassy has said. “The team has been assisting the Libyan Government and the Ministry of Interior repair its specialist equipment so that it is better able to deal with a range of […]