Libya: Examination of intervention and collapse and the UK's future policy options Contents


Terms of reference



Libya from 1969 to 2010

Libya in 2010

Civil war and military intervention

General National Congress

House of Representatives

Government of National Accord

Libya in 2016

Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry

1 Intervention

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973


United States

The evidence base: intelligence

The evidence base: rhetoric

The evidence base: our assessment

The shadow of Srebrenica

Supporting the rebels

The basis for intervention: did it change?

The basis for intervention: were political alternatives explored?

Saif Gaddafi

Muammar Gaddafi

Decision making

2 Collapse


Libyan ownership

United Nations leadership

Supporting democracy

Reconstruction: planning

Reconstruction: resources

Securing weapons

A failure of strategy

3 Future policy

Government of National Accord

Migration: Economic migrants and refugees

Internal security

ISIL in Libya

Arms embargo

Direct military support


Conclusions and recommendations


Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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9 September 2016