Today, Libya’s Supreme Court has declared the country’s internationally recognized and democratically elected House of Representatives illegal and unconstitutional. Boycotting Islamist and Misratan members of the House of Representative and Islamist members of the former legislature (the General National Congress, or GNC), lodged the legal challenge against the new legislature back in August. The House of Representatives, which is currently sitting in Tobruk, called for an emergency session to consider the Supreme Court’s decision, and announced that it rejects the court’s ruling.
Article by Mohamed Eljarh, Foreign Policy.
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