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HoR debate over amendments to LPA finally under way after protestors blockade

Over a hundred members of the House of Representatives (HoR) joined in a delayed session today in Tobruk to discuss the amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement agreed last month in Tunis by the dialogue committees of both the HoR and the State Council (SC) . They included some 30 …

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Landmark ruling could have big implications for Libya’s leaders

During the Moammar Gadhafi era in Libya, the regime was intolerable of any opposition, political parties were illegal and free press did not exist. Many Libyans who opposed the regime left the country and lived abroad. Many settled in the United States and Europe, mostly as political refugees. As the …

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Misratan HoR member unveils intention to hold parliament session in Tripoli

The House of Representatives’ member for Misrata, Mohammed, Al-Raeid, said they discussed with the UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, when he was in the city on Tuesday the possibility of convening an HoR session with full quorum outside Tobruk in the aim of approving the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) …

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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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