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Libya: revise Draft Constitution to ensure compliance with international standards

With the signing of the political agreement on a national unity government today, the next step in Libya’s transition will be to ensure that its new Constitution fully conforms to international rule of law and human rights standards, the ICJ said today.

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Shouaib attacks GNC/HoR rival deal proposal

In a rare press conference, Emhemed Shouaib, the Deputy President of the House of Representatives (HoR), added his voice to those criticising the proposal agreed in Tunis between a group of members from both the HoR and the General National Congress (GNC) to appoint a unity government and adopt an …

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In depth: Rival lawmakers sign controversial peace proposal in Tunis

A group of members of Libya’s two rival legislatures on Saturday signed a joint declaration of principles, which they say will pave the way for a full political agreement and a unity government to end the Libyan conflict.

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The Prize: Fighting for Libya’s Energy Wealth

Libya’s economic conditions could turn sharply for the worse, as rival authorities vie to control rapidly shrinking national wealth. The struggle affects oil fields, pipelines and export terminals, as well as the boardrooms of national financial institutions. Combined with runaway spending due to corruption and dwindling revenue because of falling …

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Tripoli-based PM rejects Islamist label

Khalifa al-Ghwell, the prime minister of the Libyan Tripoli-based National Salvation Government, noted that [his government] is a government for all Libyans, whether they were in the west, east or south of the country, and that it offers its services, as much as it can, to all of them equally, …

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A constitutional draft “in less than four months” says Ali Tarhouni

Sitting in his office in the old Kingdom of Libya parliament building in Beida, Ali Tarhouni, president of the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) ,wears a scarf tied around his neck. He is worried about the cold spring. But it is the least of his fears. The others are far heavier: …

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Libyan Civil War Could Drive Away Energy Investment

One thing that keeps uniting the warring factions in the spilling-out-of-control civil war in Libya is crude oil revenues. Despite falling from a high of 1.7 mbd shortly before the toppling of Colonel Qadaffi, oil production hovers around 600,000 bpd today, which is still enough to pay for the subsidies …

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