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Libya Matters

Lawyers for Justice in Libya

Libyan human rights activist and lawyer Salwa Bugaighis was assassinated on 25 June 2014. Nobody has been held accountable. To many, Salwa embodied all that is positive about the civil society movement that emerged from the 2011 uprising which she helped lead, and she remains an inspiration to this day. 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of that uprising. To mark this historic milestone, we have produced a special season inspired by Salwa’s life and activism, and what it tells us about developments since 2011 and the key challenges that Libya faces today. We examine her family’s fight for justice and issues that Salwa was passionate about and that impacted her life and work, including civil society space, women’s rights, attacks against human rights defenders and accountability. This is a story of tragedy and triumph, and one we are honoured to tell.

Recent Episodes

Introducing a special season: 10 years of civil societyJune 25, 2021 Episode artwork 23: Special Episode! Looking for Justice: Inside the LPDF April 20, 2021 Episode artwork 22: Are Amnesties Ever Acceptable? With Rupert SkilbeckNovember 11, 2020 Episode artwork 21: Seeking Safety: Internal Displacement in Libya with Cecilia Jimenez-DamaryNovember 04, 2020 Episode artwork 20: Libya's Information War with Ahmed GatnashOctober 28, 2020 Episode artwork 19: Being Difficult: The Feminist Movement with Asma Khalifa October 21, 2020 Episode artwork 18: Art in Conflict with Hadia GanaOctober 14, 2020 Episode artwork 17: "Failing Justice: Beyond the Failed State" with Pablo de Greiff (Annual Justice Lecture 2019)October 07, 2020 Episode artwork 16: Getting Creative: Pursuing Third State Responsibility with Valentina AzarovaSeptember 30, 2020 Episode artwork 15: Surviving Enforced Disappearance with Jabir ZainSeptember 23, 2020 Episode artwork 14: The “Aaah” Moment: Pursuing Individual Accountability with Alex WhitingSeptember 16, 2020 Episode artwork 13: Where Do We Begin? with Tarek MegerisiSeptember 09, 2020 Episode artwork Introducing Season 02September 07, 2020 Episode artwork 12: The Sanctions Charade with Wolfram LacherOctober 02, 2019 Episode artwork 11: Dividing a Nation with Hafed Al-GhwellSeptember 25, 2019 Episode artwork 10: Outsourcing the Mediterranean with Matteo de BellisSeptember 18, 2019 Episode artwork 09: Building Liveable Futures with Poonam JoshiSeptember 11, 2019 Episode artwork 08: The Square Kilometre with Tim EatonSeptember 04, 2019 Episode artwork 07: On Women with Laila AlodaatAugust 28, 2019 Episode artwork 06: DC State of Mind with Frederic WehreyAugust 21, 2019 Episode artwork 05: International Playground with Tarek MegerisiAugust 14, 2019 Episode artwork 04: It's About Trust with Carla FerstmanAugust 07, 2019 Episode artwork 03: "Libya: The Forgotten Revolution" (Live event at The Conduit)July 31, 2019 Episode artwork 02: Failing Well with Geoff HowardJuly 24, 2019 Episode artwork 01: How the Cookie CrumblesJuly 17, 2019 Episode artwork