CIHRS Argues that Ensuring Accountability and Rebuilding Security Institutions are the Only Paths to Peace in Libya

In Arab Countries by CIHRS

The future of political transition in Libya remains uncertain as attempts towards national reconciliation to end the recent wave of armed hostilities face several hardships. Today, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) released a commentary shedding light on the ways in which the ongoing peace negotiations and relevant stakeholders can contribute to laying the ground for Libya’s transition to democracy and the rule of law and provide a corner stone for fighting the spread of violent extremist groups across the country.

Currently there is an opportunity to contribute to defining Libya’s future, one that deals with improving accountability mechanisms and rebuilding security institutions in the country. “This opportunity should be seized by applying a long-term vision to stabilize the situation in Libya, create strong state institutions, effectively address impunity for gross international human rights and humanitarian law violations, and put in place guarantees for non-reoccurrence. This can only happen by addressing one of the most critical pieces of the puzzle – accountability.” CIHRS commentary stated.

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