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Libya and the International Community

February 28, 2011

Take this for what you will: Libya’s shyster government has a long history of repression, and yet the international community has been loving on it for the past few years. (FYI, Libya’ full and official name is the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya).

– Libya was elected to the UN Human Rights Council in 2010, in 2008 it held the presidency of the UN Security Council, and in 2009 it held the presidency of the UN General Assembly.

– In 2010 Libya chaired the African Union.

– Libya now has permanent observer status with EUROMED, and the European Commission is (supposed to be) putting an office in Tripoli this year.

– Libya is a leading shareholder in the African Development Bank.

– And… it currently chairs OPEC!

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