Al-Mishri halts contact with HoR Speaker over supreme constitutional court’s decision

The Head of the High Council of State (HCS), Khalid Al-Mishri, has sent an official letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Aqila Saleh, calling for the necessity of annulling the law establishing a Supreme Constitutional Court in Benghazi, which was issued in violation of the constitutional provisions and points of agreement between the HCS and the HoR.

Al-Mishri said that the process of communication between the HCS and HoR’s presidencies and the work of the joint committees are now considered suspended until the law is revoked.

The Head of the HCS sent an official letter to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and its advisors, the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and its members, and members of the judicial bodies, in which he indicated the seriousness of establishing the supreme constitutional court by the HoR.

“This is one of the attempts of the HoR to seize control of the judicial system and plunging it in the political polarization of the country. The ramifications of this sham law can further partition Libya and add to its fragmentation. It would definitely undermine the autonomy of the judiciary.” Al-Mishri added.

Al-Mishri reiterated that the HCS categorically rejected this law, describing it as null and void, calling for ignoring it and avoiding to nominate a member of the judiciary for membership in the newly-established supreme constitutional court.


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