Young Libyans are being persecuted and denied the freedom of expression under the guise of protecting “Libyan and Islamic values”.
Libya articles on Democracy Chronicles
The 2011 uprising created more space for democracy in Libya but civil war and militarism have over taken democracy in almost all areas of the country. Under the regime of Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi, political parties were illegal, and all political activity was strictly monitored. Also see our section on World Democracy and our articles on the Arab Spring.
UN Offers Mediation To Form Libya Joint Constitutional Committee
The UNs’ top official in conflict-scarred Libya has offered to mediate between political rivals in a renewed push for long-delayed elections,
How Libya’s Fragile Unity Is Being Tested by Election
Libya’s postponement of a key presidential vote set for Dec. 24 was yet another example of the challenges it faces since Qaddafi’s fall.
Libyan court reinstates Saif Gaddafi as presidential candidate
A court in Sebha has overturned the election commission’s decision to annul Saif alIslam’s right to stand for election in Libya in December.
How The Arab Spring Has Been Misunderstood
Westerners’ interpretations of events and Arabs’ perceptions of themselves are still muddled a decade after the Arab Spring.
Libya’s New Government Should Put Rights And Democracy First
There is a new Government of National Unity (GNU) in Libya. The stakes are human rights, and free and fair elections in December 2021.
Libyan Sides Agree to Hold Constitutional Referendum This Year
A fresh round of talks will be held in Egypt next month in which the “road map for the referendum and elections” will be decided.
Advancing democracy – a resilient element of U.S. foreign policy?
Is democracy promotion a core element of America’s foreign policy identity? Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice believes so.
“Eritrean Irony”: Youth Prefer Death at Sea to Freedoms Curtailed at Home
The “eritrean irony” is that after a costly freedom war, it instead sank into tyranny and its youth now prefer death at sea than freedoms curtailed at home.
Slain Journalist Mohamed Ben Khalifa Captured Libya’s Turmoil
Slain journalist Ben Khalifa, captured Libya’s turmoil as ferocious militias fight for control as well as humanitarian tragedy of waves of people fleeing.