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Jamal Bennor

Jamal Bennor has worked as an attorney-at-law and a judge in Benghazi since 1990. In 2011, as a member of the February 17th Revolution Coalition, he contributed to the establishment of the first revolutionary structures in the city, the creation of the local council, and in particular the reacti...
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A model for dialogue and national reconciliation in Libya

Jamal Bennor , 12 February 2015

In 1946 Libyans adopted the Harabi Charter, in which they put aside their past differences and allowed the country to move towards independence and consensus based on a shared national vision. Today the country faces the same kind of need – one that can only be fulfilled by undertaking a national dialogue in which Libyans put aside their narrow and divisive self-interests and agree on a unified vision for the country and its institutions that allows it to move forward into a brighter future. In particular the Islamist movement, which has adopted a polarising and exclusionist approach, needs to hold an intra-Islamist dialogue that will allow it to participate once more in the broad national project.

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