The Libyan Revolutionaries Union has voiced its rejection of the 13th constitutional amendment issued by the House of Representatives, which allows military personnel and dual nationals to run for the presidential elections.
Twenty-two civil society organisations issued a joint statement yesterday calling on Libyan authorities to stop draconian laws and the civil society crackdown.
The UN envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, said on Twitter that he held Tuesday a meeting with Khalifa Haftar and House of Representatives (HoR) Speaker Aqila Saleh, adding that the meeting focused on how to accelerate efforts toward the holding of elections with no further delay.
The Libyan House of Representatives should repeal a 2022 Anti-Cybercrime Law that restricts freedoms of speech, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities in eastern Libya should immediately release anyone they are holding under this law for peaceful expression.
The members of the High Council of State (HCS), who rejected the 13th constitutional amendment, renewed their rejection of the amendment, saying they did not and would not participate in the formation of the 6+6 joint committee with the House of Representatives (HoR), due to “the lack of its constitutional …
The head of the UN Support Mission In Libya (UNSMIL), Abdoulaye Bathily, said on Friday that he will seek other alternatives if the House of Representatives (HoR) and the High Council of State (HCS) fail to agree on electoral laws in a timely manner.
When it comes to Libya, the United Nations appears to have gone insane – at least according to the cliched definition attributed to Einstein. With Libya dangerously devolving into the type of discord that already produced one regionally destabilising conflict, UN special representative Abdoulaye Bathily last month announced his eagerly …
Abdalla Belheeg, the Official Spokesperson for the House of Representatives (HoR), reported that during its session in Benghazi yesterday, the HoR elected the six members of the joint committee (6+6) with the High State Council to prepare the election laws.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh said that the briefing of the UN envoy Abdoulaye Bathily made it clear that he was not well aware of the constitutional declaration and the political agreement.
The new UN envoy to Libya had hoped to usher in long-delayed elections, but his initiative is facing pushback from the eastern-based parliament and a lukewarm reception by its rivals in Tripoli.