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Libyans called upon to participate in constitution referendum before elections

A member of the Board of Trustees of the International Union of Muslim Scholars has called upon the people of Libya to participate in the referendum on a new constitution and work towards reconciliation with each other in order to get through the crisis affecting the country, Quds Press has …

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Libyan Amazigh-speaking cities to give their language legal status

Libyan cities that are peopled by Amazigh are moving to activate an ordinance, which has been already implemented in Zuwara city, ordering the writings on billboards, shops, and administrative buildings as well as official logos to be written in the Amazigh language.

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Flawed Diplomacy in Libya

Since 2014, many actors have tried to mediate a negotiated solution to the Libyan crisis but have failed. The nexus of this conflict is the split between eastern and western Libya, which was set in motion by the events of May 2014 when General Khalifa Haftar appointed himself the leader …

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Amazigh awakening: Libya’s largest minority wants recognition

The Amazigh, or Berbers, Libya’s largest minority group, experienced harsh treatment under Moammar Gadhafi’s regime. Gadhafi’s so-called cultural revolution in 1973 criminalized Amazigh traditions, prohibited the use of their native tongue, Tamazight, and declared the Amazigh to be Arabs despite their being indigenous to the land.

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Elite Jockeying in Libya’s Transition

On February 14, Libya’s Supreme Court rejected a ruling by the Bayda court of appeals against the Constitutional Drafting Assembly’s (CDA) July 2017 vote to approve a draft constitution, which ended up stuck in legal limbo.

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Supreme Court rules that its not within jurisdiction of Beida court to rule on constitutional affairs – clears way for HoR to legislate for a referendum

The Administrative Circuit of Libya Supreme Court in Tripoli ruled that it is not within the jurisdiction of the lower court in the eastern city of Beida to decide on matters relating to the affairs of the constitution.

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HoR and State council negotiations to amend LPA “must succeed” says Majbri

The discussions that have been taking in Tunis to amend the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) by the dialogue committees of both the House of Representatives and the State Council have to succeed says Fathi Majbri.

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