The lawyer on a mission to return Libya’s ‘stolen’ Roman heritage

How Queen Elizabeth could face legal action in an effort to repatriate 2,000-year-old ruins from Leptis MagnaRead more


Queen’s estate faces legal battle over Libyan ‘Elgin Marbles’

Lawyers acting for Libya have said that ‘nothing is off the table’ in the attempt to have columns returned from Windsor Great Park Read more

Leptis Magna Portrait

ARIJ Network

The Mystery of Capitana’s Resurfacing


Inside the Global Hunt to Recover Libya’s Stolen, Gadhafi-Era Assets

The uprisings in the Arab world in 2011 brought with them the hope of a new era of freedom, democracy and justice in a region that was, and in some places continues to be, plagued by oppressive dictators. They not only violated people’s human rights, but also stripped their nations of their wealth through corruption at an industrial scale. Read more


Indian investor’s covid plea can’t save claim against Libya

An UNCITRAL tribunal has terminated an Indian construction company’s US$110 million treaty claim against Libya for a failure to pay required advances, despite a plea from the investor that coronavirus conditions in its home country warranted granting an extension.  Read more


How Libyan pilots’ training budget ended up in Istanbul real estate
Prime Education, a company owned by Tevfik Sekerci, was contracted to train pilots and civil aviation executives. Instead, it invested most of the €18m the state-owned EACS gave it for this purpose in Istanbul-based land and property funds. The matter is now before an English court.  Read More



ليبيا – إذاً ، هو إنتصار جديد حققته إدارة ” قضايا الدولة ” عبر فريق قانوني ترأسه المحامي الليبي محمد شعبان فى قضية

 ضد طرف أجنبي متهم بسرقة أموال جهاز ( مؤسسة ) الطيران الليبي الخاص والشحن الجوي .

والجهاز التنفيذي للشحن الجوي والطيران الخاص هو مؤسسة ليبية لها ذمتها المالية المستقلة وشخصيتها الإعتبارية ، ويتبع هذا الجهاز وفقاً للقوانين المنشأ بها منذ سنوات طويلة لمجلس رئاسة الوزراء مباشرة ، أما إدارة قضايا الدولة فهي الجهة المخولة بالدفاع والتقاضي والترافع نيابة عن ليبيا فى الخارج والداخل .

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Embassy work rules immunity ‘incompatible’ with EU rights

UK laws which let two embassies use diplomatic immunity to block employment rights cases breached European law, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

In a case brought by former workers at the Sudanese and Libyan embassies, the court said denying access to employment laws breached workers’ human rights.

The court “disapplied” two sections of the State Immunity Act, so workers can now bring legal claims…. Read More

Is this house the key to seizing Gaddafi assets in the UK?

Seven Winnington Close may sound like any suburban address, but this house in London’s “Millionaire’s Row” may be the first Gaddafi family asset in the UK to be returned to the Libyan government – and could help Libyan lawyers reclaim others too. Read More 


Libya begins battle to seize $20 billion in Gadhafi assets – starting with London mansion

This $16 million house in the Hampstead area of London was bought by Moammar Gaddafi’s playboy son Saadi about six months before the Arab Spring uprisings began. Read More



Bloomberg Business
Libyan Rebels Seek Qaddafi’s U.K. Cash, Hampstead Mansion

Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) — Muammar Qaddafi’s 12 billion pounds ($19.4 billion) of U.K. assets, including cash and a 10 million-pound mansion in London’s Hampstead neighborhood, are the new targets for the rebels that deposed the former Libyan leader. Read More


Financial Times
Libya wins case to reclaim Gaddafi’s London home




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The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Rulers’ Riches. Libya acts to seize £10m Gaddafi house in London

The Gaddafis spent four decades plundering Libya amassing private jets, fast cars and expensive properties the world over. But today could see what international corruption experts claim is the first repatriation of a major asset owned by the deposed Libyan rulers.

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Libyan government reclaims Gaddafi mansion in London

(Reuters) – The Libyan government reclaimed possession from Saadi Gaddafi of a London mansion worth 10 million pounds ($16 million) after a British court ruled on Friday it had been bought using stolen Libyan state funds.

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Lies, Oil and Death in the New Libya

Sophie McBain returns to Tripoli on the first BA flight from London to see her former home, now free, and to investigate a very suspicious death. Read More


The Lawyer
Ilford firm Edwards Duthie advises Gaddafi regime on UK asset freezing

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The Economist
Recovering stolen assets Making a hash of finding the cash

Why have Arab countries recovered so little of the money thought to have been nabbed by their former regimes? Read More


The Guardian
Libya acts to seize £10m Gaddafi house in London

The Gaddafis spent four decades plundering Libya, amassing private jets, fast cars and expensive properties the world over. But next week could see what international corruption experts say is the first repatriation of a major asset owned by the deposed Libyan rulers. Read More