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Libya's political divide and recent efforts at state-building and reconciliation

  • Prof. Zahi Mogherbi
Tuesday 26 March 2019
Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law
Zeestraat 100
2518 AD The Hague

The lecture will focus on the ongoing political divide in Libya and the recent efforts at state building and reconciliation. Today’s Libya is politically divided: two governments, two national armies, two central banks, and the efforts to end this divide and establish a unified government have not been fully successful. Even if they are, there are root causes of division that must be satisfactorily addressed for any solution to be sustainable, i.e. major disagreements over national identity, security, transitional justice, decentralization, decentralization and national governance. This lecture will focus on major disagreements over national governance, e.g. the form of state (central or federal), type of government system (monarchy or republican, residential or parliamentary), the relation between the executive and the legislature, and the efforts aimed at addressing them.

About Prof. Zahi Mogherbi

Prof. Zahi Mogherbi is one of the leading experts in the field of Political Science in Libya. At the moment, he works as a senior expert in a research project on the role of law in Libya’s national reconciliation. The research project is a collaboration between the Centre for Law and Society Studies of Benghazi University and the Van Vollenhoven Institute of Leiden University. As part of this research project, Prof. Mogherbi will visit the Netherlands and give a lecture on Tuesday 26 March 2019, from 16:00-17:00 hours.

Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law
Zeestraat 100
2518 AD The Hague 

If you want to attend this lecture, please send an e-mail to Ms. Nienke van Heek (n.van.heek@law.leidenuniv.nl) before Monday 25 March


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