Libyan Supreme Court to review appeal against draft constitution

By SafaAlharathy, 23 January 2018
The Constitutional Chamber of the Libyan Supreme Court in Tripoli postponed on Sunday its consideration of the appeal filed by some members of the Constituent Assembly against the submission of the draft constitution to the House of Representatives for approval to the next court session on Wednesday. The Libyan Constitution Drafting Assembly (LCDA) voted last July to adopt the draft Libyan constitution by forty-three votes. However, a number of LCDA members appealed against the illegality of the vote on the basis that the voting session took place on a Saturday, which is an official holiday in all government departments in Libya. On the other hand, a number of administrative departments in the Libyan courts have refused to consider the appeal on the ground that the LCDA is a people-elected body; therefore, it is above the judiciary authority.


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