Libyan Parliament Speaker Meets Human Rights Council

Libyan Parliament Speaker Meets Human Rights Council
Libyan Parliament Speaker Meets Human Rights Council

The Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Ageela Saleh held a meeting with members of the National Council for Public Freedoms and Human Rights.
They discussed the council’s current activities, and the challenges it faces.

MP Ibrahim Al-Zagheid and the council’s Deputy Head, Mohamed Al-Talbi also participated in the meeting.

They touched on the achievements of the administration in the city of Derna, and the surrounding areas, particularly regarding human rights work.

In another context, Libyan MP, Ali Al-Sol revealed that the next Parliamentary session is slated to discuss the roadmap and the formation of a mini-government, to oversee the election process.

In press statements, the Libyan lawmaker emphasised that the guiding principles for these proposed reforms are enshrined in the roadmap, a document endorsed with consensus by the pivotal 6+6 Joint Committee.

However, Al-Sol pointed out that both the UN Special Envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily and the Head of the High Council of State (HCS), Mohamed Takala, have not approved the mechanism for selecting the new government, as per the roadmap. Additionally, they both oppose the inclusion of clauses and provisions relating to the government’s formation in electoral laws, as a prerequisite.

In another context, Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC) has signalled its readiness to put electoral laws into action, adhering to international benchmarks and practices to steer the upcoming electoral processes.

In a statement, HNEC affirmed that it stands as an “embodiment of the Libyan people’s aspirations toward a future imbued with stability and affluence.”

HNEC also highlighted that its operations and alignments, “do not bow to any political entities, ensuring it remains a beacon of unbiased authority amidst Libya’s political spectrum.”