Libyan Law and Society
July 10, 2023
New website for law in Libya: ‘A bridge between different scholars and audiences’
Making justice accessible to all residents in Libya. This week, a new website is launched which should contribute to this. Leiden University and the University of Benghazi have been working together on several projects since 2012. Project leader Suliman Ibrahim explains why this project is unique.
October 25, 2022
Justice and reconciliation in Libya focus of Leiden meeting
On 25-26 October 2022, a select group of high-level participants gathered in Leiden to discuss research on Libya’s national reconciliation and access to justice, and to explore implications for policy and law.
October 19, 2022
Libya’s reconciliation and access to justice focus of high-level meeting in Leiden
Scholars from Libya and Leiden have been cooperating on research since 2012. On 25-26 October 2022, a select group of high-level participants will gather in Leiden to discuss the research on national reconciliation and access to justice, and to explore implications for policy and law.
June 01, 2022
Libya national reconciliation talks begins meetings in Tripoli (Middle East Monitor)
The founding forum of Libya's National Reconciliation Commission began its meetings in the capital, Tripoli, yesterday, Anadolu news agency reported.
The Libyan Presidential Council said in a statement that the meeting was attended by both Vice Presidents of the Presidency Council Musa Al-Koni and Abdullah Al-Lafi, Justice Minister Halima Ibrahim, and Minister of Displaced Affairs Ahmed Abu-Khuzam.
June 08, 2022
In the presence of Al-Lafi: Final arrangements continue to complete the national reconciliation project (Lana.gov.ly)
The Meetings of the National High Commission for National Reconciliation continued in Tripoli on Wednesday, to prepare the final drafting and the organizational structure of the Supreme National Commission for National Reconciliation, in the presence of member of the Presidential Council Abdullah Al-Lafi.
February 21, 2019
Hope among the ruins
In 2011, Muammar Gaddafi’s dictatorship in Libya came to an end, but the country is damaged, and its people divided. Legal expert Suliman Ibrahim comes from the badly hit town of Benghazi but is based in Leiden and is helping to rebuild his country from here.
“In Benghazi, things are more or less stable now but much of the town, which, in February 2011, saw the first protests against Gaddafi’s government, has been devastated. The university, too, has suffered much damage.”
Libyan lawyer Suliman Ibrahim works for Leiden’s Van Vollenhoven Institute and the University of Benghazi. “I was there just last month. We can’t use the third floor of the Law Faculty, for instance, and even entire buildings have been destroyed but everyone’s doing their utmost to ensure that lectures can continue. Even the students’ dormitories are being used as lecture halls.”