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Libya Quartet insists all legitimacy, including HoR’s, stems from Skhirat agreement but says limited amendments permissible

At its second meeting, held today in Brussels, the Libya Quartet – the UN, African Union (AU), Arab League and the EU – agreed that there could be “a limited set of amendments” to the Libya Political Agreement (LA). These should be facilitated by UNSMIL but Libya-led.

Discussing the path to a viable constitution for Libya at the NCUSLR conference

Given how Dr Shennib’s opening statement called for a new level of thinking, it may have surprised some when he raised a timely and contentious issue, Libya’s path to a viable constitution, and posited what might be considered revisionist thinking by some: a return to the Constitution of 1963.

Strategic Lessons from the Ejection of ISIS from Sirte

Though accompanied by curiously little fanfare, the Obama administration’s most significant victory against the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) came not in Iraq or Syria, but in Libya. After eight months of fighting, the coastal city of Sirte was ‘liberated’ in December 2016, by a coalition of forces allied to …

Administrative Control Authority cautions Foreign Ministry for extending diplomatic postings beyond four-year legal limit

Libya’s Administrative Control Authority (ACA) has today cautioned the Serraj-GNA Foreign Ministry for extending diplomatic postings abroad beyond the legally permitted four-year period. The ACA is the state oversight body for state employees.

HoR Speaker proposes presidential, parliamentary elections in 2018

The media advisor of the Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Fathi Al-Maryami told the pro-Al-Thanni-chaired government Libyan News Agency that Aqilah Saleh informed the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) of his desire to hold parliamentary and presidential elections before February 2018.

The GNA’s 2017 ‘‘budget’’ is illegal say HoR members: An analysis

In a detailed analysis, former General National Congress (GNC) member and current House of Representatives (HoR) member for Zintan, Abdualslam Nasia, has declared the ‘‘Temporary Financial Arrangements’’ or budget, released by the Faiez Serraj Presidency Council and Government of National Accord (GNA) as illegal and unconstitutional on a number of …