September 8, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday accused militias in Libya of committing war crimes during a battle that has been ongoing since July. Libya Dawn Alliance, led by militias from Misrata, and a coalition of militias from Zintan have been fighting for control over Tripoli's airport. Thousands of ...[read more]
September 4, 2014
by Addison Morris
Militia fighting in Tripoli and Benghazi have forced 250,000 people to flee over the last four months, the UN reported Thursday. According to the report, released by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the UN Human Rights Office, approximately 150,000 people have fled the country ...[read more]
August 28, 2014
by Addison Morris
Recent violence between Libyan political factions has been alarming and unprecedented in its gravity, according to a statement released Wednesday by the outgoing Secretary-General's Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Representative Tarek Mitri cited areas ...[read more]
May 30, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) called Wednesday for the participation of Libyan women in the Constitution Drafting Assembly. The UNSMIL noted that the preparation and drafting of the constitution is a significant part of Libya's democratic transition, and the representation and ...[read more]
February 7, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced Wednesday that it supports the Libyan General National Congress' decision to form an elected body that will be tasked with writing the country's new constitution. The UNSMIL called the decision an important step in creating a government that ...[read more]
September 17, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Monday called on Libyan authorities to implement a transitional justice strategy in order to rebuild and reshape its decades-long history of dictatorial cruelty and last year's civil war. The report, Transitional Justice- Foundation for a New Libya, ...[read more]
February 10, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Thursday welcomed the new electoral law adopted by the National Transitional Council (NTC). The draft of the electoral law was finalized on Wednesday after the earlier version was revised to address criticisms of the public. The new law sets out ...[read more]

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