Libya’s Supreme Judiciary Council rejects LPDF outcomes

The Libyan Supreme Judiciary Council rejected Sunday regional quota approach used in Morocco’s Bouznika dialogues of the delegations of the House of Representatives and the High Council of State regarding naming occupants of state sovereign positions in Libya.

The Supreme Judiciary Council particularly denounced Bouznika agreemtns on giving positions related to the judicial authority to be run by certain regions in the country and not others, saying the work of the judiciary committees and authorities are regulated by the law and constitutional framework.

“We cannot accept a resolution made by a group that doesn’t stem from a lawfully elected and unified legislative council. Judicial authority is the only entity that is unified and elected as per the law and represents all Libyans.” The statement reads.

It also said that the Judiciary Council won’t allow any entity to target its unity and independence without a legal and constitutional basis.

“The regional quota system used in Bouznika is a flagrant violation of the independence and unity of the judiciary in Libya, which remained a unified body – east, west and south – despite all divisions in other authorities in the country.” The statement explains.

Meanwhile, the delegations of the House of Representatives (HoR) and High Council of State (HCS) agreed Saturday in Morocco’s Bouznika to form a working team to name the future incumbents of the state sovereign positions as per (Article 15) of the Libyan Political Agreement of 2105.

The delegations issued a statement after the meetings in Bouznika ended, saying they would name an agreeable group of occupants for the sovereign positions in a period of 30 days of discussions as per (Arricle 15), adding that they would commit to qualifications and professionalism as well as geographical area in the sovereign positions’ selection.

The two delegations reiterated that all these positions would be terminated by the end of the preparatory period, which is slated to last till next December before national elections take place on December 24, 2021.

The statement indicated that the sovereign positions that were discussed by the delegations were the Central Bank of Libya, including the position of Governor and deputy; the Administrative Control Authority, including the Head and deputy; the Audit Bureau – Head and deputy, and the High National Elections Commission, including the Head and members; in addition to the Attorney General.

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