This essay examines the roots to the Libyan migration crisis and European culpability for documented human rights abuses. It argues that failed efforts to rebuild Libya following the 2011 humanitarian intervention combined with recent European policies to outsource responsibility for the migration crisis to Libya have created a perfect storm of exploitation, predation, and abuse.
This document was originally published in Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration by University of Oxford, Refugee Studies Centre (RSC). Copyright restrictions may apply.
Feldstein, Steven. (2018). "Moral Failure in Libya". Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, 7(2), 5-12.