HoR approves with majority Constitutional Court's bill

HoR approves with majority Constitutional Court's bill

December 07, 2022 - 11:04
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The House of Representatives (HoR) approved wit majority the Constitutional Court bill, with its permanent headquarters being in Benghazi, eastern Libya. The decision came in the official session in Benghazi, without mentioning the quorum of HoR members.

HoR Speaker Aqila Saleh proposed the bill in last October for the Constitutional Court to function as constitutional circuit court of the Supreme Court amid accusations by political parties to Saleh of trying to control the judicial institution in Libya.

Saleh's bill was rejected by the High Council of State (HCS) and western region's personalities, especially after activating the constitutional circuit court by the General Assembly of the Supreme Court in last August after five years of suspension to keep it away from political polarization.

HoR member Ammar Al-Ablaq told reporters that, after Tuesday's bill passing, Saleh "hammered the last nail in the coffin of judiciary's independence". He added that the bill of Constitutional Court will allow Saleh to control legislative authority and fortify his decisions, which violate the bylaws of the HoR and Constitutional Declaration, against appeals.