EVENT - A road well travelled: Lessons learnt on Libya's path to democracy

March 13, 2023

ONLINE EVENT: 21 March 2023, 13:30 – 14:45 (GMT), via Zoom

On 27 February 2023, the SRSG for Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, announced a new political road map for holding postponed elections after years of uncertainty and frustration.  

Yet the prospects for a successful, legitimate transition to democracy hang in the balance, as the same stakeholders and institutions responsible for over a decade of human rights violations and impunity battle for power. With little progress made for accountability and the same actors threatening Libya’s future, what comes next?

To tackle this question, join Emadeddin Badi, Hanan Salah, Tarek Megerisi, Ambassador Caroline Hurndall and LFJL's Marwa Mohamed for this online event to discuss the role of the international community in learning from past mistakes and supporting a meaningful political transformation in Libya.

Watch the full Webinar here.


Marwa Mohamed, Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) - Moderator

Marwa Mohamed is Head of Advocacy and Outreach at LFJL. She monitors the human rights situation in Libya, identifies advocacy strategies and represents LFJL in government briefings, missions to the UN Head Quarters, African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights and ICC.

Emadeddin Badi, Atlantic Council

Emadeddin Badi is a non-resident senior fellow with the Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council, where he focuses primarily on U.S. and European policies towards Libya and the wider geopolitical implications of the conflict.

Caroline Hurndall MBE

Caroline Hurndall MBE is the British Ambassador to Libya. Caroline joined the FCO in 2004 as a Desk Officer in the Conflict Issues Group.

Tarek Megerisi, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Tarek Megerisi is a senior policy fellow with the North Africa and Middle East programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He is a political analyst and researcher who specialises in Libyan affairs and more generally politics, governance and development in the Arab world.

Hanan Salah, Human Rights Watch

Hanan Salah, Associate Director for Middle East and North Africa at Human Rights Watch, investigates human rights abuses in Libya. She produces detailed reports, news releases, and op-eds based on her findings and conducts local and international advocacy.

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