Title

Personnel change or personal change? Rethinking Libya's political isolation law

Document Type

Working paper

Source Publication

Brookings Doha Center – Stanford University "Project on Arab Transitions" Paper Series

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Volume

4

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