Two CDA members appeal against HoR amendments

Two CDA members appeal against HoR amendments

October 03, 2022 - 15:28
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Members of the constitution-drafting assembly (CDA), Salem Kachlaf and Daw Al-Mansoori, have lodged a legal challenge with the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court against the 12th constitutional amendment issued by the House of Representatives (HoR), saying that it violates the Constitutional Declaration, the Council's internal system, and the Libyan Political Agreement.

According to the complaint published by CDA member, Al-Mansouri on his Facebook account, the appeal is directed to the speaker of the HoR, the president of the High Council of State (HCS), the head of the Presidential Council (PC), and the head of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC).

Last February, the HoR approved a constitutional amendment that includes forming a committee of 24 experts and specialists equally representative of the three historical-geographical regions (Tripoli, Cyrenaica, and Fezzan).

The HoR spokesman Abdullah Blihaq said the Parliament approved the amendment of Article 12 of the constitutional proclamation with a majority of 126 votes out of more than 147 deputies.

Among the articles that the Parliament passed was that the experts and specialists joining the committee concerned with the amendment process are chosen equally from the HoR and the HCS, and in consideration of cultural diversity.

According to the HoR's amendment, the appointed committee would review the contentious articles in the draft constitution that the CDA accomplished and has the right to make amendments.