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UNSMIL Studying Supreme Court Ruling, Emphasises Urgent Need for Political Consensus

06 November 2014 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) takes note of the Supreme Court’s ruling, and will be studying it closely. In this regard, UNSMIL is consulting closely with Libyan stakeholders across the political spectrum, and with international partners.

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The Supreme Court Decision That's Ripping Libya Apart

Today, Libya’s Supreme Court has declared the country’s internationally recognized and democratically elected House of Representatives illegal and unconstitutional. Boycotting Islamist and Misratan members of the House of Representative and Islamist members of the former legislature (the General National Congress, or GNC), lodged the legal challenge against the new legislature …

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BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court rules HoR illegal

The Supreme Court has issued an unexpected judgement in the dispute over the constitutionality of the House of Representatives.  It has decided that proceedings of the General National Congress’ so-called February Committee, which created the GNC’s replacement, the House of Representatives, were unconstitutional.  Therefore this summer’s election and the representatives chosen to form the new …

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Forthcoming Supreme Court verdict on HoR constitutionality is key: Hassi government Economy Minister

The so-called “National Salvation Government” of Omar Al-Hassi, based in Tripoli but rejected as illegal by the international community, has reached out to the Libya Herald in an effort to communicate its message to English-language readers and the international community. As a result, this newspaper agreed to interview Sliman Allagili, Economy Minister …

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Security and Justice in Post-Revolution Libya: Where to Turn?

Three years after the death of Muammar Qaddafi and the end of the revolution in Libya, security and justice are stalled and elusive despite the proliferation of security providers. The power of the gun prevails over the rule of law. Many see no end in sight. Based on a nationwide …

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