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About Sara ElGaddari

Sara ElGaddari is a Libyan-British national and doctoral researcher in the UK. Sara has expertise in North African affairs and in particular, on diplomatic relations between Libya and European states.

Articles by Sara ElGaddari

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Rosemary Bechler is a mainsite editor of openDemocracy

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Libya and the US elections

Quite surprisingly, the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi didn't do any lasting damage to US-Libyan relations. But there is still widespread frustration in the country - against the misguided policies of successive American administrations. Leaving Libyans to hope for a change.

Libya: Protecting Amazigh, Toubou, and migrants alike

I am deeply disturbed to find myself confronted with a widespread and flagrant disregard for the basic human rights of Libya’s illegal migrant workers.

Engaging women in a democratic Libya: an optimistic view of the Libyan elections

Obstructing your wife, sister or daughter from voting is utterly unacceptable and an infringement of her newly-found liberties. The NTC, NGOs and society must face this challenge together.

Libya: Identity and legitimisation still needs official paperwork

In the aftermath of the revolution, many Libyans are confronted with significant bureaucratic hurdles. Unable to travel freely, procure a passport, and secure necessary paperwork.

Steps to a democratic Libya

This misguided but determined focus on the ‘continuing’ threat of Sha’ria law in Libya and other North African counterparts is obscuring the real twin issues of freedom of expression and equal rights for all.
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