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UN Envoy says Libya’s HNEC is logistically ready for the elections

U.N. Envoy Abdoulaye Bathily held talks on Sunday with the Head of the High National Election Commission (HNEC) Imad Al-Sayeh, to the discuss framework of the international technical support as well as latest developments in the course of the electoral process, according to a statement by the HNEC.

Time to double down: ICC arrest warrants in Libya are a great start but Libyans deserve more

ICC judges approved four sealed arrest warrants and are deliberating over two more arrest warrant applications. Such news represents a surge in ICC activity in the country after relative dormancy, which has been largely caused by persistent violence between Tripoli, Benghazi, and their affiliates. While these ICC arrest warrants may …

Statement by United Nations Support Mission in Libya Regarding the outcome of the 6+6 Committee

UNSMIL takes note of the outcome of the work of the 6+6 HoR-HCS Committee which met in Bouzniqa, Kingdom of Morocco, from 22 May to 6 June 2023 to develop draft electoral laws for the presidential and parliamentary elections. The Mission appreciates the efforts made by the 6+6 Committee and …

Increasing women’s participation in elections is the main theme of a regional Arab conference supported by the UN in Libya

More than 100 members of civil society organizations and the Arab Network of Electoral Management Bodies participated in a regional conference organized by the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) on Sunday and Monday. The Minister of Women’s Affairs, Dr. Horiya Termal, female representatives from the House of Representatives, Libyan Women’s …

Presidential Council signs declaration of intent to enhance cooperation on human rights

Libya’s Presidential Council signed with the Netherlands, Switzerland and the U.N. Mission in Libya a declaration of intent to “enhance cooperation to integrate human rights in the political and national reconciliation process,” revealed Dutch Ambassador Dolf Hogewoning on Monday.

Bathily: Current conditions allow Libya to hold elections by end of 2023

The UN envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily said that the conditions for candidacy for the presidential elections are a controversial issue, adding that the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) believed that elections should not exclude anyone in order to achieve stability and express the will of the Libyan …