Month: June 2015

Freedom Vs Security: A Delicate Balancing Act

The Sousse Massacre has re-prompted the debate on safeguarding freedoms and duty of the state to guarantee security. Rached Ghanouchi called for a national dialogue conference in order to agree a strategy to fight terrorism; but cautioned, “the main guarantee...

/ June 28, 2015

Cautious Hope for an Agreement

On Sunday 28th June, the delegations of the Tripoli GNC and the Tobruk House of Representatives met for the first time face to face at the UN negotiating table in Morocco. Bernardino Leon hand the two parties to the conflict...

/ June 28, 2015

Amnesty instead of Transitional Justice to Boost Economy?

In the midst of the string of strikes, sit in and social unrest Tunisia has been experiencing in the last several weeks, a Tunisian court rejected a decree, passed in 2011 under Mouncef Merzouki, that confiscated the properties and assets...

/ June 10, 2015

Leon’s Political Agreement Draft meets Cautious Hope in Tripoli and Tobruk

A fourth round of Libyan political dialogue took place in Morocco on 8 June under the auspices of UNSMIL. Bernardino Leon presented the National General Congress (GNC, Tripoli) and House of Representatives (HoR, Tobruk) a fourth draft of UNMSIL’s proposed...

/ June 8, 2015