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    Since Friday Libya has had protest against the government. The fledging democracy is suffering at the hands of it people. Its transition had not been smooth with bloody revolution two years ago there is still a lack of stability in the region.

    -Death toll: 44
    -Injured: 400

    -BBC videos:

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    The Libyan Dream- Armed forces problems
    The Misrata militia- Armed militia problems

    -A cynical response to the Western intervention taken in 2011

    Guardian comment 'is free'

    -These videos and news articles are well worth a read to get up-to date on the current problems.


    The Kingdom of Spain: asks for General Assembly members to help build up an international coalition to assist the country so they can stabilise their democracy which will help bring further stability to the region by helping end the tensions within Libya.
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    Malaysia echoes the sentiments to Spain, citing that, as has been shown by the Arab Spring, the transition to democracy will not be an easy process for any country. We too encourage other countries to cooperate in supporting Libya in this transition.
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    The MHoC agrees with Spain in saying that Libya may require more international help, though we would need to know precisely what that help entails before signing up to anything. We also send our condolences to the recent dead
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    Israel fears that its involvement in Libya will lead to further turmoil. Thus, it will sit out this one, but applauds the work that Spain in proposing to do.
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    (Original post by Will95206)
    The Kingdom of Spain: asks for General Assembly members to help build up an international coalition to assist the country so they can stabilise their democracy which will help bring further stability to the region by helping end the tensions within Libya.
    Perhaps a resolution could come out of this statement?
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    (Original post by alexgr97)
    Israel fears that its involvement in Libya will lead to further turmoil. Thus, it will sit out this one, but applauds the work that Spain in proposing to do.
    The Kingdom of Spain: agrees with Israel in it judgement of the situation and agrees that Israeli influence could only help deteriorated the situation due to it position on Islam and its security needs
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    France fears that another intervention is not what Libya wants or needs. We suggest sending a UN Peacekeeping force rather than a coalition of different nations. France, among other nations has intervened once already, we do not feel this is sufficient enough reason to intervene in another sovereign states' affairs. Unless Libya asks otherwise, we feel no reason to intervene yet again.

    Zimbabwe echoes the sentiments of the MHoC representative, we first must know what needs to be done before calling upon an international coalition of forces, many countries can not afford to intervene and a delicate time in the Libyan democratic process, it can not afford further instability that may be caused by an intervention.
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    (Original post by RoryS)
    Perhaps a resolution could come out of this statement?
    Agreed

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    The Kingdom of Spain: would like to know if: the MHofC, Israel, Malaysia, France and Zimbabwe support a resolution to be su submitted to the General Assembly for UN peacekeepers to be allowed into the region? The Kingdom of Spain would be grateful if a 'second' the resoultion depending on the terms?
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    (Original post by Will95206)
    The Kingdom of Spain: would like to know if: the MHofC, Israel, Malaysia, France and Zimbabwe support a resolution to be su submitted to the General Assembly for UN peacekeepers to be allowed into the region? The Kingdom of Spain would be grateful if a 'second' the resoultion depending on the terms?
    Israel would support such a resolution, but feels the Security Council may be better equipped.
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    France would consider supporting such a resolution if the situation worsens. France also echoes the comments of Israel and believes that as this is a case of international peace and security it should be discussed in the Security Council.

    Zimbabwe would back a resolution of that nature.
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    (Original post by Will95206)
    Agreed]
    Security Council resolution is probably the best option.
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    (Original post by alexgr97)
    Israel would support such a resolution, but feels the Security Council may be better equipped.
    (Original post by Superunknown17)
    France would consider supporting such a resolution if the situation worsens. France also echoes the comments of Israel and believes that as this is a case of international peace and security it should be discussed in the Security Council.

    Zimbabwe would back a resolution of that nature.
    (Original post by RoryS)
    Security Council resolution is probably the best option.
    Is it possible to get it to the GA as I feel that not being a member of the SC is cannot comment on my resolution like the last one on nuclear disarmament. Also an international coalition has better legitimacy than the SC.
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    Germany: would support a coalition or second a resolution as it feels that Libya's recent actions do not promote any of Germany's moto-'liberty, justice and freedom' thus finds the recent actions inherently wrong.
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    Syria disagrees with the sentiments of Western nations here. Spain has said that it hopes that a smooth transition to 'democracy' will be ensured so that we may have 'stability' in the region. What exactly are the intentions of the West in having greater stability? A greater degree of control over oil contracts perhaps? And why democracy? Syria asks if democracy is the perfunctory system of government expected of every system irrespective of inter-system variations in culture in the modern day?
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    Brazil will continue to observe the situation, though we hope that there will not be a continued throng of violence in the search for democracy.
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    (Original post by Cheese_Monster)
    Syria disagrees with the sentiments of Western nations here. Spain has said that it hopes that a smooth transition to 'democracy' will be ensured so that we may have 'stability' in the region. What exactly are the intentions of the West in having greater stability? A greater degree of control over oil contracts perhaps? And why democracy? Syria asks if democracy is the perfunctory system of government expected of every system irrespective of inter-system variations in culture in the modern day?
    Israel urges Syria to take a long, hard look at itself in the mirror. Whilst democracy will not equal stability, it has been shown by the western powers that an increasing amount of democracy in the country will lead to a somewhat stabilised country. Look at the Middle East, and all the dictatorships. Then look at Israel - it is a democratic and stable country.
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    (Original post by alexgr97)
    Israel urges Syria to take a long, hard look at itself in the mirror. Whilst democracy will not equal stability, it has been shown by the western powers that an increasing amount of democracy in the country will lead to a somewhat stabilised country. Look at the Middle East, and all the dictatorships. Then look at Israel - it is a democratic and stable country.
    In what way does Israel consider itself a stable nation? How far can Israel consider itself a democracy?
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    (Original post by Cheese_Monster)
    In what way does Israel consider itself a stable nation? How far can Israel consider itself a democracy?
    I think the fact that there is universal adult suffrage for elections proves this. As far as stability, it could be argued that it is not stable because it is at war with the countries surrounding it, but that is no different than, say, the UK and the US at war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Economically, it is strong, and has provided the world with some of the greatest technology. How anyone can say it is neither democratic nor stable is beyond Israel.
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    (Original post by Will95206)
    Is it possible to get it to the GA as I feel that not being a member of the SC is cannot comment on my resolution like the last one on nuclear disarmament. Also an international coalition has better legitimacy than the SC.
    I think first time round, it should be discussed in the SC (according to the Charter as its a matter of international security and peace). Once its had a period of time in there, then the GA can get the thread in the sub-forum.
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    While Russia supports the spread of fair peaceful democracy throughout the world we echo the words of the MHoC that we would like a full proposal in Resolution form so we know what we are signing up for in full beforehand.

    (Original post by alexgr97)
    I think the fact that there is universal adult suffrage for elections proves this. As far as stability, it could be argued that it is not stable because it is at war with the countries surrounding it, but that is no different than, say, the UK and the US at war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Economically, it is strong, and has provided the world with some of the greatest technology. How anyone can say it is neither democratic nor stable is beyond Israel.
    It is not democratic or peaceful with its invasion of Gaza and attitude of conflict with it's neighbours. As such Russia believes that it is ridiculous of Israel to describe itself as democratic given the above mentioned reasons.
 
 
 
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