Palermo Conference for and with Libya, Conclusions

Country/entity
Libya
Region
Middle East and North Africa
Agreement name
Palermo Conference for and with Libya, Conclusions
Date
13/11/2018
Agreement status
Multiparty signed/agreed
Agreement/conflict level
Interstate/intrastate conflict(s) (Libyan Conflicts (1969 - 1994) (2011 - )
Agreements relate to two distinct conflict dyads.
Libya-Chad. Since the 1970s, Libya under Colonel Muammar Gaddafi had a tense relationship with its neighbour Chad, predominantly focused on the resource-rich Aouzou Strip in northern Chad. Libyan claims of the Aouzou Strip were held in an un-ratified treaty between France and Italy in 1935, similarly Chadian claims of the Strip were argued with support of a 1955 treaty between Libya and France. In 1973, Libya effectively annexed the Strip to gain access to natural resources. This spurred cross-border clashes between 1979 until 1987 until escalated to a brief war known as the Toyota War, wherein Chadian government troops succeeded in repelling Libyan forces. A brief and repeatedly violated ceasefire was held from 1987-88, followed by a series of unsuccessful negotiations, until an International Court of Justice ruling in 1994, which granted sovereignty of the Strip to Chad.

Libya post-Gaddafi. Gaddafi’s downfall following the Libyan Civil War in 2011-2012, led to several factions fighting for the country’s leadership. Since 2013, the country effectively split into three entities, with the National Army controlling the east including the city of Benghazi, and the New General National Congress and their militias such as the Golden Dawn controlling the northwest including the capital of Tripoli. Significant portions of the country in the south-west are currently held by Tuareg forces.

Libyan Conflicts (1969 - 1994) (2011 - ) )
Stage
Pre-negotiation/process (Principles)
Conflict nature
Government
Peace process
76: Libyan peace process
Parties
Declaration without signatories, but document states itself to be one of Libya and International partners', and lists partners as 'Participants
included a broad Libyan presence,with delegations from PC/GNA, HOR,
HSC andLNA. Countries invited included representatives of
Algeria, Austria, Canada, Chad, China, Czech Republic,Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Malta, Morocco, the Netherlands, Niger, Poland, Qatar, Republic of Congo, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Swiss Confederation, Tunisia,Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, the African Union, the European Union, the League of Arab States,the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the United Nations.
Third parties
UN Special Representative of the Secretary General Ghassan Salamé stated to be present
Description
An agreement in the form of conference conclusions. The conference was an attempt to implement a UN Stabilisation plan, to agree on the road map for stabilization, unified institutions, and clear electoral legislation as preliminary conditions for any election to be held. The conference was intended to pave the way for a national conference in January 2019.

Agreement document
LI_181113_Palermo_conference_for_libia_conclusions_0 (3).pdf

Main category
Page 3,
Participants,
...
-­‐ Urged Libyan representatives to support the principle of full inclusivity, including women participation, for the National Conference, without vetoes;

Women, girls and gender

Participation
Other
Page 3,
Participants,
...
-­‐ Urged Libyan representatives to support the principle of full inclusivity, including women participation, for the National Conference, without vetoes;
Equality
No specific mention.
Particular groups of women
No specific mention.
International law
No specific mention.
New institutions
No specific mention.
Violence against women
No specific mention.
Transitional justice
No specific mention.
Institutional reform
No specific mention.
Development
No specific mention.
Implementation
No specific mention.
Other
No specific mention.

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