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Tune in every week to listen to what really matters in Libya. Libya Matters is a casual informal conversation between us Lawyers for Justice team and journalist, analysis, artists, ambassadors, politicians and others.

Tune in every week to listen to what really matters in Libya. Libya Matters is a casual informal conversation between us Lawyers for Justice team and journalist, analysis, artists, ambassadors, politicians and others.
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Tune in every week to listen to what really matters in Libya. Libya Matters is a casual informal conversation between us Lawyers for Justice team and journalist, analysis, artists, ambassadors, politicians and others.

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Episodes

09: Building Liveable Futures with Poonam Joshi

9/11/2019
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In this episode, Poonam Joshi, Consultant Director at Funders' Initiative for Civil Society and former Executive Director of the Sigrid Rausing Fund, joins host Elham Saudi to discuss the threats and attacks civil society and human rights defenders face in Libya. Together, we explore how and why the space for civil society in Libya is shrinking, and how, as human rights defenders, we can begin to contest and counter this trend. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave us a...

Duration:00:58:57

08: The Square Kilometre with Tim Eaton

9/4/2019
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In this episode, Tim Eaton, Research Fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House, joins Elham to talk money. By discussing how politics and economics in Libya intersect and influence each other, Tim walks us through the conflict war economy in Libya, how the economic structure itself has helped fuel the conflict, and who is really benefitting from this situation. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review and a 5 STAR rating on iTunes. You...

Duration:01:06:30

07: On Women with Laila Alodaat

8/28/2019
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In this episode, hosts Elham Saudi and Marwa Mohamed are joined by the amazing Laila Alodaat, Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, to focus on women. The episode delves into the specific impact of conflict on women and why women are so vital to peace and state-building. It also celebrates the bravery of Libyan women in the face of immensely difficult circumstances. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave us...

Duration:00:59:06

06: DC State of Mind with Frederic Wehrey

8/21/2019
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In this episode, Frederic Wehrey, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and author of the book The Burning Shores: Inside the Battle for the New Libya, joins Elham to unpick US policy in Libya. Together, they retrace what happened at the Committee of Foreign Affairs' Congressional Hearings in May 2019, and try to understand whether US engagement in Libya can be positive, in the context of accountability and the rule of law. If you enjoyed this episode, please...

Duration:00:47:59

05: International Playground with Tarek Megerisi

8/14/2019
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This week, host Elham Saudi is joined by the brilliant Tarek Megerisi, policy fellow of the North Africa and Middle East program at the European Council of Foreign Relations. We discuss the role of international actors in Libya, and the competing goals and interests that have often frustrated progress on the ground. During the conversation, we also ask ourselves what the Libyan view of the outside world is, and whether Libyans are all too reliant on looking to the outside world for...

Duration:00:39:20

04: It's About Trust with Carla Ferstman

8/7/2019
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In this week’s episode, Carla Ferstman, Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex and former head of Redress, joins Elham and Marwa to talk about accountability in Libya. Through the lenses of human rights and international humanitarian law, Carla helped us understand what accountability really means and why it matters so much in the Libyan context (and beyond). If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave us a 5* review. Stay in the loop with Libya Matters by subscribing here:...

Duration:00:55:27

03: "Libya: The Forgotten Revolution" (Live event at The Conduit)

7/31/2019
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In this special episode, we bring you behind the doors of an exclusive event we held at The Conduit Club in June. "Libya: the forgotten revolution" was our chance to discuss the protracted conflict in Libya with an amazing panel which included Ian Martin and Hisham Matar. From the impact on Libyan society to the role of international actors to the forgotten victims, listen to our guests as they explore some of the most relevant, yet often overlooked, aspects of the conflict from a human...

Duration:01:10:20

02: Failing Well with Geoff Howard

7/24/2019
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In this episode, Geoff Howard, a Libya analyst with great expertise on conflict resolution, joins Elham and Marwa to discuss why Libya is the exception to traditional peace-building models, and how to find better-fitted and more viable solutions to the Libyan conflict. While sharing his insight on peace-settlement, Geoff explains to us how political negotiations could be more successful, or at least 'fail well'. ** ** You can find this episode's guest Geoff Howard on...

Duration:00:47:43

01: How the Cookie Crumbles

7/17/2019
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In our first episode, Elham and Marwa give us a primer on recent developments in Libya. Who are the main players in the Libyan conflict? What are the UN Security Council, the ICC, and others doing about the situation? How do they receive weapons when the country is under a UN-sanctioned arms embargo, and why are fighters wearing flip flops?!

Duration:00:36:31

Introducing Libya Matters

7/15/2019
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Tune in every Wednesday for a discussion on all matters Libya and why Libya matters. Libya Matters is a weekly conversation between our hosts, Elham Saudi and Marwa Mohamed from Lawyers for Justice in Libya, and "off duty" analysts, lawyers, academics, journalists, artists and many more discussing what has been missing from the news on Libya, always from the prism of human rights, justice and the rule of law.

Duration:00:01:01