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Title:Searching for justice in post-Gaddafi Libya: a socio-legal exploration of people's concerns and institutional responses at home and from abroad
Editors:Otto, Jan MichielISNI
Algheitta, NasserISNI
City of publisher:Leiden
Publisher:Van Vollenhoven Institute, Leiden University
Geographic term:Libya
Subjects:access to justice
administration of justice
judicial system
Abstract:This is the first publication of a project on Access to Justice and Institutional Development in Libya (AJIDILl), which was established in 2012 by scholars in legal and social sciences at the University of Leiden and Benghazi University. Using a socio-legal approach, the research focuses on two types of cases: those concerning legal institutions, and those concerning justice seekers. In the first category, the study examines the people's lawyers, a branch of the judicial system providing free legal representation to litigants in court, criminal defence lawyers, and a day in a family court of first instance in Tripoli. The first two cases in the second category discuss how justice seekers have responded to injustices experienced during the Gaddafi regime. Both reflect their sense of exclusion from the judicial system before the revolution as well as in its aftermath.The fifth case study discusses another group of claimants, namely men who were unlawfully detained in the 1980s on suspicion of being political opponents of the Gaddafi regime. The sixth and final case study is an exploration of justice seeking by the families of the victims of the Abu Salim massacre of 1996. Contributions by Nasser Algheitta, Jessica Carlisle, Mohammed El-Tobuli, Jazia Gebril, Suliman Ibrahim, Amal Obeidi, Jan Michiel Otto, and Khalifa Shakreen. [ASC Leiden abstract]