Libya’s NCHRL Denounces Campaign Against Attorney General

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The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) has expressed its rejection of “campaigns of incitement, abuse, and questioning of the legitimacy of the judicial power structures, led by the Office of the Attorney General.”

The NCHRL condemned the “escalation of campaigns of insulting the judicial authorities, questioning the legitimacy of the heads of their structures, and interfering in their affairs, in many forums and events.”

It added that “such campaigns aim to plunge the judicial authorities into the circle of political conflict. The latest of which is challenging the legality of Attorney General, Al-Siddiq Al-Sour on the grounds that Libyan Parliament Resolution No. 2 of 2021 is unconstitutional.”

The commission described what was happening as “a deliberate abuse of the judicial authority, aimed at undermining it and hindering its efforts to consolidate the rule of law and justice, end impunity, protect rights and freedoms, combat corruption, crime, and organized crime.”

The NCHRL affirmed its “total rejection of such encroachments on the judicial authorities, represented by the Office of the Public Prosecution and the Attorney General. This deliberately weakens its prestige and prevents it from carrying out its duties, in accordance with its original national jurisdiction and jurisdiction.”

Earlier this month, the Head of Libya’s High Council of State (HCS), Khaled Al-Mishri called on Al-Sour to “open an investigation into the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba and prevent him from travelling until all investigations are completed.”

Al-Mishri’s call comes after a group of armed militias affiliated with the GNU, prevented members from holding a session devoted to discussing sovereign positions and the executive authority.

According to the complaint filed by Al-Mishri, he accused Dbaiba of “violating the state authorities and preventing them from carrying out their duties.” As well as “hindering the political process leading to elections, abusing his powers, and violations against the political rights of Libyan citizens.”

The HCS published pictures of military vehicles in front of the entrance to the hotel, which was to host its session in the capital, Tripoli. The session was devoted to listening to the report of the Committee on Sovereign Positions in the Council, and discussing mechanisms for unifying the executive authority.