Pillar Centre Calls for Focusing on the Role of Municipal Councils as an Entry Point for Stability in Libyaadmin
Pillar Centre for Conflict Resolution, International Arbitration and Scientific Research – London called for giving priority and support to the role of municipal councils in Libya at the current stage. Dr. Ali Nazli, the president of Pillar Centre, presented a research paper in a workshop organized by Cairo University and the African Research Center entitled of “The Current Situation in Libya and its Implications for Regional Security”, with the participation of a number of specialists, academics and politicians.
Where Nazli presented a paper entitled “The Role of Municipal Councils in Stabilizing and Strengthening Civil Peace in Libya,” noting that in light of the serious crisis that Libya is experiencing and the state of regional and international alignment that has produced an unprecedented political, security and administrative vacuum.
Nazli stated that Arab and international efforts and efforts focus on the political and military tracks, noting that in light of the closure of the horizon and the signs of a solution over the past 8 years, and the crisis may take an unknown time in the next stage, the civilian path must be given to municipal councils the central role in this stage, which takes on importance through two important dimensions: The first dimension is that in the absence of the state and its institutions, there must be a civil body that meets the needs of the citizen, which are civil rights guaranteed by international norms and laws because any absence of citizenship rights creates a fertile environment for illegal acts, terrorism and chaos whose effects are reflected Internally and externally. The second dimension is represented in the initiative of the municipal councils as bodies that enjoy the respect and consensus of a large segment of the people because they are far from the differences of politicians. Purely to be an entrance to civil and societal peace in Libya and to be a protective shield for a comprehensive political system. Municipal councils are the popular incubator that can play this role by focusing on spreading the culture of coexistence, understanding, acceptance of others, political pluralism and comprehensive reconciliation among all the Libyan people.
During his recommendations, Nazli called for the need for international actors and UN bodies to assume their responsible role in saving Libya and providing financial and political support to the municipal councils so that they carry out their responsibilities at this stage, and that the work of the municipalities should be away from the internal interactions and regional and international alignments.