The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) announces the online publication of the Libyan Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code, fully consolidated with their amendments, and their English translations on its security sector legislation database.
This constitutes the first free, open access to the consolidated versions and unofficial translations of both documents, which are essential to understanding the Libyan legal system. The database also provides access to the 23 amending texts of the Penal Code and the 11 amending texts of the Criminal Procedure Code, with in-text linking to all 301 and 104 amendments respectively.
The consolidated versions will allow the user to examine the applicable versions of these documents and survey their evolution. The user can download both the consolidated documents and their original, non-amended versions in PDF format, a feature that is available at the bottom of the webpage of each text.
The consolidated versions of other legal texts that are fundamental to Libya’s security sector governance and reform will soon be published on the database, which currently provides access to over 1,000 legal texts. To receive updates on its future publications, DCAF invites you to follow the Libyan Security Sector Legislation database on its Facebook and Twitter pages.