The head of the High National Electoral Commission (HNEC), Emad Al-Sayeh, met with several members from the (6 + 6) Committee assigned to draft the electoral laws to discuss relevant technical issues.
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.
In the roughly 12 years since Qaddafi’s ouster, Libya’s stability has been rocked by fragmentation, warfare, external rivalries, and the proliferation of innumerable abusive armed militias operating with impunity.
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 Center for Humanitarian Dialogue in Switzerland is preparing to hold “an informal brainstorming session with key Libyan stakeholders and members of the international community on 5 April in Geneva.”
The Head of the High Council of State, Khalid Al-Mishri , said in a meeting Monday with the UN envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily that electoral laws should not exclude anyone for political reasons, stressing the need for respecting the legislation in force related to some articles of electoral laws.
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.