Libya’s New Minister of Justice Takes over Duties

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On Wednesday, Minister of Justice of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Halima Ibrahim Abdel-Rahman officially assumed the duties of the Ministry.

The minister obtained a bachelor’s degree in law, and was a member of the Libyan High Judicial Institute (HJI). After that, she was appointed to the Public Prosecution Office and then progressed in the Public Prosecution Authority until she became Director of Public Prosecutions.

Abdel-Rahman also obtained a master’s degree in law from the Libyan Academy for Postgraduate Studies. She then moved to the Libyan judiciary and worked as a judge in several departments, until she headed an appellate circuit in the Court of First Instance.

Last week, Prime Minister of the GNU Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba won the Libyan Parliament’s vote of confidence with a majority of 132 votes.