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Personnel change or personal change? Rethinking Libya's political isolation law
Brookings Doha Center – Stanford University "Project on Arab Transitions" Paper Series
  • Roman DAVID, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Houda MZIOUDET, University of Tunis
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Working paper
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Abstract
Nearly three years after the fall of the Qaddafi regime, Libya’s revolution has stalled. Militias continue to run rampant as the government struggles to perform basic functions. Theoretically to protect the revolution, Libya passed its Political Isolation Law (PIL) in May 2013, effectively banning anyone involved in Qaddafi’s regime from the new government. The law has raised serious questions: Does it contribute to effective governance and reconciliation? Does it respect human rights and further transitional justice? Will it undermine Libya’s prospects for a successful democratic transition?
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David, R., & Mzioudet, H. (2014). Personnel change or personal change? Rethinking Libya's political isolation law. Brookings Doha Center – Stanford University "Project on Arab Transitions" Paper Series, 4. Retrieved from http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2014/03/17-libya-lustration-david-mzioudet/lustration-in-libya-english.pdf