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New US Ambassador to Libya is Confirmed

By John Lee. U.S. Ambassador Richard Norland assumed his duties as U.S. Ambassador to Libya on August 14, following his nomination by the U.S. President and confirmation by the U.S. Senate. The Ambassador welcomes the opportunity for dialogue with all Libyans. So far, he has appreciated the opportunity to present himself to GNA Prime Minister […]

Joint Statement on the Truce in Libya

Joint Statement by the Governments of France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States on the Truce in Libya The following is the text of a joint statement by the governments of France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States: The governments of France, Italy, […]

Addressing Accountability for Serious Crimes in Libya

Libya: addressing accountability for serious crimes and reform of the criminal justice system are key to peace, stability and justice – ICJ new report In a report released today on Libya’s criminal justice system, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said the United Nations, international actors and States must prioritize accountability for crimes under international […]

USAID Women’s Economic Empowerment Conference

USAID/Libya has convened a cross section of prominent Libyan business women, activists, and Libyan local government representatives for a Women’s Economic Empowerment conference in Tunis, Tunisia to discuss opportunities and constraints to entrepreneurship and political participation for women in Libya. The event follows the recent announcement of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-gdp) Initiative, […]

P3+3: There can be no Military Solution in Libya

The governments of Egypt, France, Italy, the UAE, the UK and the US have given a statement on the ongoing hostilities in Tripoli and the situation in Libya: “The governments of Egypt, France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America reiterate their deep concern about ongoing hostilities in […]

Libya’s Global Civil War

By Tarek Megerisi. Summary Foreign actors have long been an underappreciated driver of conflict in Libya, to the detriment of European and UN policymaking in support of a political solution there. These actors facilitate their Libyan client groups’ belligerence and escalate the conflict through financial, media, and military support. Europe must understand the role of […]

2019 Trafficking in Persons Report – Libya

2019 Trafficking in Persons Report – Libya Libya is a Special Case for the fourth consecutive year. The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) struggled to govern large swaths of Libyan territory, as it did not exercise control in several parts of the country. The judicial system was not fully functioning, as courts in major […]

Report on Religious Freedom in Libya

2018 Report on International Religious Freedom Executive Summary The interim constitution states Islam is the state religion and sharia the principal source of legislation.  It accords non-Muslims the freedom to practice their religion and bans discrimination based on religion.  The activities of non-Muslims remained curtailed by legal prohibitions on the distribution or publication of information aimed at […]