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Libya lifts visa ban on 25 European nations

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 a Swiss proposal for a visa blacklist against nearly...

Middle Eastern Law Toolbox

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 may help you get oriented! In addition to the...

U.S., U.N. Impose Sanctions on Libya and Qadhafi Family

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 Order also reaches the assets of any person ...

EU and UK Sanctions on Libya: Latest Developments

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. Companies currently and prospectively conducting...

Fulbright Briefing : New Business Opportunities Expected, but Are Troubling Times Also Ahead for Investors in Libya?

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 in Africa. However, troubling times may also lie...

Fulbright Briefing - OFAC Issues New General Licenses Authorizing Additional Transactions Under the Libyan and Syrian Sanctions Orders

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 transactions under both the Libyan and Syrian...

Fulbright Alert : OFAC Issues New Libyan General Licenses Authorizing Trade with NOC and the Government of Libya

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.S. persons to engage in transactions with the Government...

UN panel: Both sides committed war crimes in Libya

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 Inquiry on Libya concluded that Full version (available...

UN rights panel probes use of mercenaries in Libya

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 Council panel, says it also aims to Full version...

War crimes court says 4 staff held in Libya

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 Gadhafi. "We are very Full version (available...

Libya Congress elects rights lawyer prime minister

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 former Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers...