LibyaMatters' Episode 2 "Failing Well" is out! In this episode, Geoff Howard, a Libya analyst with great expertise on conflict resolution, joins Elham and Marwa to discuss why Libya is the exception to traditional peace-building models, and how to find better-fitted and more viable solutions to the Libyan conflict. While sharing his insight on peace-settlement, Geoff explains to us how political negotiations could be more successful, or at least 'fail well'. Head to iTunes to listen to it now: http://ow.ly/fBBa50v7LR8) ow.ly/fBBa50v7LR8
Have you heard George the Poet’s latest podcast? George, a social commentator and recording artist specialising in musical poetry, casts his gaze 2000 miles across the Mediterranean Sea to explore the modern Libyan slave trade. As part of his collaboration with LFJL and #RoutesToJustice, George has raised awareness about the human rights violations migrants face in Libya and promoted this project, which aims to provide migrants with access to justice. George recently dedicated an entire show on 20 September 2018 to the issue of slavery in Libya and highlighted LFJL’s work in this area. The show resulted in this podcast, 'The Journey - Part II', which features, Elham Saudi, LFJL's Director. Check out the podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/georgethepoet/hyhgp-episode-7-v3.
We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Rebecca Wright as our new Head of Accountability and Transitional Justice! Rebecca is a human rights lawyer and brings a wealth of experience in strategic litigation, capacity building and human rights documentation across the Middle East and Central Asia. She has practiced as a criminal barrister in the UK and as a corporate lawyer in Doha, London and New York. On confirming her appointment to LFJL, Rebecca said: “I am delighted to be joining LFJL at this exciting time of growth. I look forward to developing projects which contribute to the process of bringing accountability and justice to Libya.” Rebecca worked at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and established the North African Litigation Initiative. She initiated the first case before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights which was against the Libyan state for violations in the 2011 uprising. Rebecca holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford and a JD from Berkeley and Harvard. She is a member of the New York Bar and Inner Temple.