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How Islamic State is undermining peace prospects in Libya

The Islamic State (IS) reappeared in Libya almost a year after it was ousted from its stronghold of Sirte on the Mediterranean coast. In a video clip released Aug. 28 by IS’ Amaq news agency, two fighters appeared at an ad hoc checkpoint on the highway heading south of Sirte toward Jufra. In …

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A Constitutional Panacea for Libya?

Libya’s Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) approved the final draft of a new constitution on July 29. Four days earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted internationally recognized Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and his rival Khalifa Haftar in Paris, where they agreed  to hold parliamentary and presidential elections “as soon as possible.” …

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CDA vote on draft constitution ruled invalid by Beida court

The appeal court in Beida has ruled as invalid the vote at the end of last month by the Constitution Drafting Assembly approving its draft constitution. It says that the CDA had not followed its own rules in the vote by holding it on a Saturday and that consequently the …

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A Constitution That Doesn’t Protect Rights and Freedoms: Libya Writes Its Constitution

On July 29, forty-three members among a sixty-member Constituent Assembly in Libya, voted in support of the Libyan constitution draft. This voting has concluded a long and complicated process of debate that has been continued for more than three years to write a constitution that has the support of a …

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General Authority of Endowments condemns CDA constitution

The General Authority of Endowments affiliated with the Interim Government that linked to the Dignity Operation that led by General Khalifa Haftar called for refusing the draft of the constitution, which was issued by the Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA).

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CDA calls on election commission to prepare referendum on draft constitution as Tebu representatives reject it

Despite confusion over the past couple of days as to whether the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) had legally voted in favour of the final version of its proposed constitution, it today told the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) to prepare for a referendum on it.

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