Libyan Security Sector Legislation: Border Management and Irregular Migration

Welcome to the Border Management and Irregular Migration Infographic, created by the Libyan Security Sector Legislation Database of DCAF. Over a hundred legal texts and dozens of international standards and best practices on this theme have been compiled, reviewed and categorised to map the legal framework governing this fundamental topic for Libyan security sector governance and reform. 

The Infographic, available in Arabic and English, is a multi-layered production of thirteen main categories that capture the sub-themes of the topic. In each category, legal articles within Libya’s national legislation are featured under their relevant international standards and sub-standards. Some international standards and sub-standards are accompanied by explanatory notes, signified by the “i” (Information) icon, with additional details. The user is invited to understand and examine the merits and shortcomings of the Libyan legal framework according to a comparison of each international standard which the featured legal articles should meet. 

As a mapping tool, the Infographic provides hyperlinks to the legal texts of featured articles, allowing the user to browse through the Database and read texts in full to understand their context. Sources of international standards have also been referenced through the “+” (plus) sign next to them.

To start browsing through the Infographic, choose “The Infographic” and then the category of your interest through the thirteen logos at the bottom of the page. You can then click on an international standard (and sub-standard) featured in the category to view its relevant legal articles.

Institutional Framework, Organisation and Capacities
Training of Officials
Cooperation and Coordination
Effective Control of Ports
International Cooperation
Respect of Migrants' Rights
Expulsion and Deportation
Asylum Procedures
Accountability and Transparency
Smuggling of Migrants
Trafficking of Human Beings
Relevant International Treaties