Libya’s Political Isolation Law: post-conflict justice or revenge?
“The Political Isolation Law was technically a very bad downgrade of the previous Integrated Law on Libya.”
Former Minister of Justice, Mr Salah al-Marghani reflects on the circumstances within which the Political Isolation Law (2013) was adopted; its subsequent implementation; and the controversial way in which it was revoked by the House of Representatives based in Tobruk.
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).