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Libya - September 2022

Fear of intensified war grows amid continued power struggle in Libya

Divisions among the political institutions in Libya were deepened in September when the Tobruk-based House of Representatives replaced the President of the Supreme Court, Mohamed al-Hafi, with Abdullah Burazizah. The vote was unanimous but may have lacked a quorum. Until now, the Supreme Court had been viewed as relatively above the political rivalries that have dominated Libyan politics for the past decade. Observers have suggested that this new appointment is likely to politicize this institution and bring it under the control of the legislature, a development that risks an intensification of the conflict.

Sources: AL Monitor, Okaz News

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Rule of Law -1 Rule of Law  (-1)
Judicial Independence

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