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Lecture | LUCIS What's New?! Series

Access to Justice in Today’s Libya

Thursday 23 March 2023
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What's New?! Spring Lecture Series 2023
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

In today’s Libya, a lack of access to justice inherited from Gaddafi’s era has worsened because of the political bifurcation associated at times with armed conflicts. This has affected people in general and members of vulnerable/disadvantaged groups such as women, ethnic minorities, migrants and IDPs in particular. Injustices faced are both ‘ordinary’ and transitional and occurred under Gaddafi’s rule and in his aftermath.

In a heavily under researched country, the presenter and an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners from Libya and the Netherlands have since 2012 been studying Libya’s formal and informal legal systems, with a view to contributing to a better access to justice. The latest of their collaborative research is a project on access to justice in Libya (2021-2024) carried out in various parts of the country on selected justice seekers and providers. The presenter will share with the audience insights from this project and the previous ones.

In October 2022, Suliman Ibrahim participated in a high-level event to discuss research on Libya’s national reconciliation and access to justice. Read more about it here.

About Suliman Ibrahim

Suliman Ibrahim is an associate professor of private law at Benghazi University, and the Director of the Benghazi University Centre for Law and Society Studies. He is also a senior researcher at the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society, Leiden University.

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