ICG: New Report “Making Sense of Libya”
The International Crisis Group (ICG) released a report entitled “Making Sense of Libya,” making the case for a reconsideration of the methods to achieve a post-Gadhafi Libya. ICG presented eight principles to guide a negotiated settlement between the Transitional National Council (TNC) and the remnants of Muammar Gadhafi’s regime. The ICG are concerned that demanding Gadhafi’s departure before beginning negotiations will result in continued violence. If Gadhafi is forced to chose between leaving his fate in the hands of the International Criminal Court or remaining in Libya to fight to the death, the ICG believes Gadhafi will stay.
The group calls for a mediated end to the hostilities by a joint council of Arab League and African Union mediators, a ceasefire, the establishment of peacekeeping and humanitarian facilities, a clear statement that none of the Gadhafi family will participate in any form of transitional or post conflict government, a clear statement of universal human rights for all Libyans regardless of their participation in the Gadhafi regime, an alternative to the International Criminal Court trial for Gadhafi, and an insistence that the rule of law and proper institutions be established.