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Libya and the West : from independence to Lockerbie /
Geoff Simons ; foreword by Tony Benn.
London : I.B. Tauris, 2003.
xv, 234 p. ; 24 cm.
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London : I.B. Tauris, 2003.
general note
Published in association with the Centre for Libyan Studies.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Geoff Simons is the author of more than a dozen books on international politics, including works on the United Nations, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Libya. He has published numerous articles in the academic and general press and is a frequent contributor to The Journal of Libyan Studies
Review Quotes
"This book is important.. I recommend this scholarly work to anyone who really wants to understand Libya."--Tony Benn "A wonderful work."--Noam Chomsky
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Bowker Data Service Summary
During its tumultuous history and throughout the development of its oil economy, Libya has suffered simultaneously the hardships of Qadafi's authoritarian regime and the insidious effects of US meddling on its behalf at the UN. Geoff Simons explores the country's history from independence to the Lockerbie bombing.
Main Description
This book describes the principal events which have shaped contemporary Libya, from independence to the Lockerbie affair. It reviews Libya's independence process, its territorial disputes with neighbors, the many abuses of human rights perpetrated by the Qadhafi regime, state terrorism and the US manipulation of the United Nations in its confrontation with Libya.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. xi
Birth of a Nation
Towards Independencep. 1
Preamblep. 1
The Italian Aggressionsp. 3
World War IIp. 13
Achieving Independencep. 17
Preamblep. 17
The Trusteeship Questionp. 18
Enter the United Nationsp. 21
The UN Mission in Libyap. 26
The Council for Libyap. 27
Subverting Democracyp. 29
Towards a Constitutionp. 30
Making a Constitutionp. 33
Independent Libya and the Westp. 38
The Issue of Land
Borders, Libya and Chadp. 47
Preamblep. 47
Border Disputesp. 47
The Frontiers of Libyap. 50
Chad--the Backgroundp. 53
Contesting the Aouzou Stripp. 60
Preamblep. 60
The Aouzou Stripp. 60
The Historyp. 61
The Dispute--Principles of Lawp. 63
The Chadian Claimsp. 70
The Libyan Claimsp. 71
The World Court Judgementp. 73
The United Nations Rolep. 78
The Question of Rights
The UN Referencep. 85
Preamblep. 85
The United Nationsp. 85
UN High Commissioner for Human Rightsp. 88
Universal Declaration of Human Rightsp. 89
International Covenantsp. 92
Conventions, Declarations...p. 95
The Libyan Recordp. 97
Preamblep. 97
The International Green Charterp. 98
Political Rightsp. 101
Legal Rightsp. 103
Prisoners of Conscience, Disappearancesp. 105
Torture, Deaths and Executionsp. 108
Freedom of Speech, Religion...p. 114
Workers' Rightsp. 115
Women's Rightsp. 116
Refugees, Expulsionsp. 119
The Lockerbie Issue
A Terrorist State?p. 123
Preamblep. 123
Libyan Terrorismp. 123
Weapons of Mass Destructionp. 129
Targeting Qadhafip. 131
Not Out of the Woodp. 134
The United Nations and Terrorismp. 137
Lockerbie, Law and the UNp. 141
Preamblep. 141
Legal Instrumentsp. 142
The Montreal Convention of 1971p. 143
The US/UK Policy on Lockerbiep. 145
Security Council Resolution 731p. 147
International Court, Security Council Resolution 748p. 150
International Legal Opinionp. 153
Security Council Resolution 883p. 155
The Impact of Sanctionsp. 156
Trial... and Verdictp. 158
The Appeal--and the Aftermathp. 160
Implications for UN, International Lawp. 163
General Assembly Resolution 289(IV) on Libyan independence (21 November 1949)--Extractp. 165
Thirteen-Power joint draft resolution on Libyan independence (November 1950)p. 167
Agreement between Libya and Chad on practical modalities for implementation of World Court judgement of 3 February 1994p. 169
UN Security Council Resolution 910, 14 April 1994, for sending a UN reconnaissance team to the Aouzou Stripp. 171
Security Council Resolution 915, adopted on 4 May 1994, to authorise the creation of UNASOGp. 172
Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation (1971)--Extractp. 174
UN Security Council resolution 748, 31 March 1992, first UN sanctions resolution on Libya--Extractp. 177
Statement on behalf of Committee of Legal Experts on UN Sanctions Against Libya, Vienna, 3 September 1998p. 179
UN Security Council Resolution 883, 11 November 1993, second UN sanctions resolution on Libya--Extractp. 181
Notesp. 183
Bibliographyp. 203
Indexp. 213
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