When Does The Libyan Political Agreement Expire?
In an article for Perim Associates’ AR3 Magazine, Azza Maghur discusses the critical legal issues surrounding the new Libya roadmap recently announced by UN Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salamé, and the amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) which form the first stage of that plan. She argues that:
- As a political document, the LPA failed to achieve the minimum legal requirements to become active national legislation regulating the new transitional phase that is supposed to lead to stability via a permanent constitution for the country. Therefore, the LPA remained a mere contract between its parties at its initial stage and did not acquire the legislative character that its sponsors believed was a routine procedure. This procedural flaw created a massive legal obstacle. All subsequent arrangements for signing it are not based on any legal foundation and lack two elements of the acknowledged legal rule: obligation and generality.
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