NATO-intervention in Libya: a mistake or a job half-done?

“The mistake was not to complete the job. That was a terrible mistake. Libya did not need thousands of weapons … If Libya was without those weapons, the competition would have been political.”

War and Peace Talk asks Salah al-Marghani, former Minister of Justice in Libya (November 2012 – August 2014), a critical question: Did the NATO-intervention of 2011 make things worse in Libya? Isn’t the country now less stable and prosperous than under Gaddafi?

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).