In December 2012, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) collaborated with the Libyan Bar Association to conduct a three-day workshop both to train 24 lawyers on professional ethics and to prepare them to conduct further trainings themselves.
The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is working with bar associations in Tripoli, Zawiya, Khoms, Misrata, Benghazi, Green Mountain and Al Marj to train lawyers and members of civil society organizations on Libyan elections law.
Spring 2014 marked the beginning of formal meetings of Libya’s Constituent Assembly, charged with drafting the country’s new constitution. In the lead-up to this process, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) facilitated discussion among legal professionals and within Libyan communities around key constitutional issues, helping to foster citizen participation. From July 2013–April 2014, ABA ROLI held 12 workshops and roundtables in eight locations across three Libyan regions.