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Patterns of Conduct: Libyan Regime Support for and Involvement in Acts of Terrorism

UNHRC Commission of Inquiry into Human Rights Violations in Libya Report, April 2011

34 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2012  

Corri Zoli

Syracuse University - Institute for National Security & Counterterrorism (INSCT)

Sahar Azar

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Shani Ross

Syracuse University - Institute for National Security & Counterterrorism (INSCT)

Date Written: April 27, 2011

Abstract

This Report provides a brief history and outline of documented examples of Libyan support, funding, and involvement in acts of terrorism and related international humanitarian rights violations over the course of Colonel Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi’s forty years of leadership. The Report has three parts: After a brief overview of the Libyan regime’s longstanding disregard for international norms, we provide a short chronology of incidents that exemplify Qadhafi’s role in international terrorism and that reveal links to Libyan sponsors. We then discuss prevalent “patterns of conduct” over time and how these underscore Libyan noncompliance with international law and disregard for human life and for the consequences of acts of terrorism — a longstanding posture by the Qadhafi leadership that may very well frame current reported practices toward Libyan civilians, protestors, and rebels.

Keywords: International humanitarian law, terrorism, compliance, Qadhafi, Libya, transition, international norms, violations, international human rights law

Suggested Citation

Zoli, Corri and Azar, Sahar and Ross, Shani, Patterns of Conduct: Libyan Regime Support for and Involvement in Acts of Terrorism (April 27, 2011). UNHRC Commission of Inquiry into Human Rights Violations in Libya Report, April 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2004546

Corri Zoli (Contact Author)

Syracuse University - Institute for National Security & Counterterrorism (INSCT) ( email )

541F White Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244-1030
United States

Sahar Azar

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Shani Ross

Syracuse University - Institute for National Security & Counterterrorism (INSCT) ( email )

541F White Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244-1030
United States

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