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War crimes court says 4 staff held in Libya
Posted on 11 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

AMSTERDAM (AP) - The International Criminal Court on Saturday demanded the release of four of its staffers it says are being detained in Libya, where they are part of an official mission sent to meet with the imprisoned son of deposed dictator Moammar... Read More

Libya Congress elects rights lawyer prime minister
Posted on 18 Oct 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

TRIPOLI Libya (AP) - Libya's Congress elected a human rights lawyer as interim prime minister on Sunday, a week after his predecessor was sacked for failing to present a Cabinet line-up that political factions could agree on. Ali Zidan, also a... Read More

UN panel: Both sides committed war crimes in Libya
Posted on 5 Mar 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

GENEVA (AP) - A U.N. expert panel said in a report Friday that forces loyal to late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and opposition fighters both committed war crimes during the conflict in the Arab country last year. The U.N.-appointed Commission of... Read More

UN rights panel probes use of mercenaries in Libya
Posted on 21 May 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

GENEVA (AP) - U.N. human rights experts say they will visit Libya next week to examine the use of mercenaries to fight the uprising that eventually brought down Moammar Gadhafi's four-decade dictatorship. Faiza Patel, head of the U.N. Human Rights... Read More

Fulbright Briefing - OFAC Issues New General Licenses Authorizing Additional Transactions Under the Libyan and Syrian Sanctions Orders
Posted on 13 Sep 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By: Stephen M. McNabb , Marsha Z. Gerber , Stefan Reisinger and Mary Beth Balhoff On September 9, 2011, the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") issued new general licenses authorizing additional... Read More

Fulbright Alert : OFAC Issues New Libyan General Licenses Authorizing Trade with NOC and the Government of Libya
Posted on 21 Sep 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

On September 19, 2011, the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") continued to ease the sanctions imposed on Libya by issuing new General Licenses No. 7A and No. 8. In general, the new licenses allow U... Read More

Fulbright Briefing : New Business Opportunities Expected, but Are Troubling Times Also Ahead for Investors in Libya?
Posted on 7 Sep 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By: Richard Hill , Stefan John Ricketts , James Rogers and Ben Smith Regime change will inevitably open doors to lucrative business opportunities for foreign investors in Libya, particularly in relation to Libya's oil reserves, the largest... Read More

EU and UK Sanctions on Libya: Latest Developments
Posted on 30 Jun 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

Fulbright Briefing BY: Lista M. Cannon , David M. Harris , Nicola Kelly and Stephen M. McNabb The increasing number of sanctions imposed on Libya have resulted in further difficulties for companies conducting business in the embattled country... Read More

Middle Eastern Law Toolbox
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff (ME)

Welcome to LexisNexis Middle Eastern Law Toolbox, our bazaar which highlights legal content of particular Middle Eastern nations in our database. New to working in the region? Our Guide to International Legal Research chapter on the Middle East... Read More

U.S., U.N. Impose Sanctions on Libya and Qadhafi Family
Posted on 14 Mar 2011 by GreenbergTraurig

On February 25, the Obama administration imposed economic sanctions on the Qadhafi regime, freezing the assets of the Libyan government, as well as the personal assets of Muammar Qadhafi and his family. Executive Order (Feb. 25, 2011). The Executive... Read More

Libya lifts visa ban on 25 European nations
Posted on 29 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

TRIPOLI, Libya - (AP) Libya lifted a visa ban on travelers from 25 European nations after the resolution of a diplomatic row that began with Switzerland. The Foreign Ministry said Libya scrapped the measure Saturday after the European Union blocked... Read More