Libya and the West: From Independence to Lockerbie

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I.B.Tauris, 2003 - History - 234 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Towards Independence
1
Achieving Independence
17
Borders Libya and Chad
47
Contesting the Aouzou Strip
60
The UN Reference
85
The Libyan Record
97
A Terrorist State?
123
Lockerbie Law and the UN
141
Security Council Resolution 731
147
Appendix
165
Statement on behalf of Committee of Legal Experts
179
Bibliography
203
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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.

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