Libya – Legislating Property Restitution

This report provides a legal review of “Draft Law No. [no number] determining certain provisions concerning properties transferred to the state, per Law No. 4 of 1978” (‘Draft Law’), which the Ministry of Justice of the Government of Libya (GoL) issued in March 2013. This report is not limited to a discussion of the Draft Law, but also highlights key issues that any restitution the Law would need to address, based on social equity and international best practices related to property restitution, including compensation.