Libya I

Overview


Status
Terminated
Duration
31 March 1992 - 12 September 2003
(over 11 years)
Objectives
Counter-terrorism
Sanction Types
  • Asset freeze (individual / entity / government asset freeze)
  • Diplomatic (limit diplomatic travel, limit number of diplomatic personnel, limit visas)
  • Arms (arms imports embargo)
  • Commodity (oil services equipment)
  • Transportation (aviation ban)
Non-UN Sanctions
Regional (EU), Unilateral (US, UK)
Other Policy Instruments
Diplomacy, Legal tribunals

Background


Following suspected involvement of the Government of Libya in the downing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie Scotland in December 1988 and UTA 772 over Niger in September 1989, the governments of France, UK and US issued arrest warrants and indictments for Libyan government officials suspected in the attacks.

Episodes


The analysis of the Libya I case is divided into the following episodes (navigatable via the numbers in the top bar):

Episode 1 (31 Mar 1992 - 11 Nov 1993)

Episode 2 (11 Nov 1993 - 5 Apr 1999)

Episode 3 (5 Apr 1999 - 12 Sep 2003)