Libya Dialogue-peacetalks: Amnesty for peace?

“Warlords fear that they would be prosecuted in a stable Libya. That they would become rejected, and loose their grip on power … These elements are on both sides.”

Salah al-Marghani, former Minister of Justice in Libya (2012 – 2014) explains that certain parties in the Libyan conflict are not interested in (talking about) a peace deal – but instead flourish in a context of violent conflict. He also shares his view on amnesty as a bargaining chip during the peace negotiations.

The interview was recorded in Leiden on September 9, 2015. Mr Salah al-Marghani was in the Netherlands to partake in a panel-discussion titled: “Libya: Making a Constitution in Turbulent Times. Expectations, Challenges and Alternatives“. This event was organized by the Van Vollenhoven Institute of Leiden University’s Faculty of Law and the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS).