Libya: The implementation of res. 1973/2011 on a no fly zone over Libya: waiting for Godot?

Alain Juppé, the French foreign minister, stated at the time of the vote in the security council on resolution 1973/2011 that operations aimed at implementing the no fly zone (paragraph 6) and the protection of civilians (paragraph 4) could being in a matter of hours.

Now, numerous hours after the vote we are still waiting. Waiting while fighting between Ghaddafis forces and the opposition is ongoing. We hear that meetings in Paris are taking place as we speak, but when will we see any result? I do hope that it is in “a matter of hours” and not days.


About Leif Eriksson

Leif Eriksson has worked in the field of asylum at the Swedish Migration Agency specializing in the Middle East, Schengen and the Dublin Regulation, as Migration Attaché and head of the migration section at the Swedish Embassy in Damascus 2005 - 2008, as a resettlement consultant at the UNHCR branch office in Damascus 2008 - 2009, Consul at the Swedish Consulate General in Jerusalem 2012 - 2013 and associate RSD/RST officer at UNHCR in Beirut 2013 - 2014. He currently lives in Tbilisi, Georgia.
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