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Libya's displacement crisis : uprooted by revolution and civil war / Megan Bradley, Ibrahim Fraihat, and Houda Mzioudet.

Author/Creator:
Bradley, Megan, 1980- author.
Publication:
Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, [2016].
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Book
xix, 63 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Subjects:
Refugees -- Libya.
Libya -- History -- Civil War, 2011 -- -Refugees.
Civil War (Libya : 2011-).
Refugees.
Libya.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
The bloody Libyan Revolution of 2011 that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi and the resurgence of violence between factions since 2014 have led to a terrible displacement crisis, with hundreds of thousands of people uprooted within the country, and hundreds of thousands more forced to seek shelter in neighboring countries, particularly Tunisia. Those who have been uprooted range from beneficiaries of the Gaddafi regime, to persecuted ethnic minorities, to those simply caught in the crossfire. Many of these exiles live in fear of being forcibly returned to Libya where, in the absence of security, rule of law, and a functional transitional justice process, they may face incarceration, torture, and death. The continued displacement of Libyans has significant political, socio-economic, humanitarian, and human rights implications. Drawing on in-depth interviews with policymakers, practitioners, and displaced persons in Libya and Tunisia, this study analyzes the complex dimensions and implications of the Libyan displacement crisis. While resolution of this crisis hinges on a negotiated end to the Libyan civil war, this study seeks to help lay the groundwork for this process by identifying constructive approaches to improve assistance strategies, and, eventually to support durable solutions for displaced Libyans.
Contents:
Conceptual issues
Background : a fallen regime, victor's justice and resurgent violence
The fall of the Gaddafi regime
The rise of victor's justice
The initial displacement crisis
War and the re-escalation of the displacement crisis
A growing crisis : internal displacement in post-Gaddafi Libya
A "constant nightmare" : daily life and protection challenges for Libyan IDPs
Lacklustre responses and barriers to solutions
Precarious refuge : displaced Libyans in North Africa
Into the shadows : Libyans' search for invisibility in neighboring countries
Insecure status, lack of documentation and fear of return
Declining living conditions
Dismantling an "army of opposition," advancing durable solutions
Durable solutions : obstacles and prospects
The lynchpin : security and rule of law
Participation in dialogues and negotiations
Transitional justice, reconciliation and the resolution of displacement
Conclusions and recommendations.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Fraihat, Ibrahim, author
Mzioudet, Houda, author
ISBN:
9781626163294
1626163294
9781626163300
OCLC:
921995031