July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The invasion of Iraq was an initial military success and led to complete destruction of Saddam Hussein's regime. The military forces established the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) on April 21, 2003, citing UN Security Resolution 1483 as justification for its assumption of governmental ...[read more]
October 24, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On October 24, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) to investigate the killings of 53 Muammar Gaddafi supporters. The bodies had been found in a hotel near Sirte and were alleged to have been part of the abuses committed by anti-Gaddafi fighters. The ...[read more]
September 26, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On September 26, 2011, Scottish prosecutors asked Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) for assistance in tracking down those involved in the Lockerbie bombing. The Scottish Justice Secretary had released convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi in August 2009 due to his ...[read more]
September 25, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On September 25, 2011, Libyan leaders met to begin discussion regarding the formation of the country's interim government. The week prior, the World Bank had officially recognized the National Transitional Council (NTC) as the official government of Libya. The NTC had responded to an Amnesty ...[read more]
August 11, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Libya's newly empowered General National Congress elected Mohamed al-Megaryef as interim president on Friday. Al-Megaryef, a long time opponent of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, was elected by a vote of 113 to 85. This is the latest in the transitional period that began with the National ...[read more]
August 9, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The National Transitional Council of Libya (NTC) on Wednesday transferred its power to the newly elected interim legislature. The transfer took place minutes after the 200 congress members were sworn in. With the end of the NTC and the beginning of the national assembly Libya has marked another ...[read more]
June 24, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
The Libyan Observatory for Human Rights (LOHR) on Friday condemned the killing of Judge Jumah Hasan al-Jazwi and blamed the National Transitional Council (NTC) for the killing. Al-Jazwi was shot on his way to a mosque Thursday. LOHR said al-Jazwi was investigating last year's killing of Gen. Abdel ...[read more]
May 22, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Former Libyan chief of intelligence Abdullah al-Senussi will face charges of illegally entering the country of Mauritania, an anonymous source told Reuters on Monday. Al-Senussi, who served under Muammar Gaddafi, was arrested in Mauritania in March. A trial in the country will delay other ...[read more]
May 11, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday urged Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) to amend a new law that protects people who committed crimes during last year's Libya conflict. The new law protects from prosecution those whose actions were focused on "promoting or protecting the ...[read more]
May 7, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) to immediately revoke a new law that criminalizes criticism of the Libya conflict and prohibits glorification of former leader Muammar Gaddafi. The law prohibits speech that is detrimental to the "military ...[read more]

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