Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Libya

  • Mapping Constitutional Success: A New Study on Process

    —Lorianne Updike Toler, Libertas Constitutional Consulting Amidst the chaos of Libya’s civil war, the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) remains the lone institution recognized as legitimate by both sides of the conflict.  Headed by the stubbornly thoughtful—and stubbornly neutral—Waleed Al-Tahourni, the CDA’s eight committees are feverishly attempting to maintain what little legitimacy remains in the country by producing a coherent draft come October when one of their deadlines expires.

  • Libyan Congress Blunders Constitutional Moment

    —Lorianne Updike Toler, Esq., Lorianne Updike Toler Consulting & The University of Pennsylvania Law School The April 10 vote by the General National Congress of Libya amending their interim Constitutional Declaration was incredibly short-sighted.  Instead of fixing the largest problem with the Declaration, the GNC dealt with the issue for which they were receiving the most political heat: popular elections rather than GNC appointment of the constituent assembly that will write Libya’s constitution.

  • Creating a Constitutional Process Design for Libya via Constitutional Amendment

    —Lorianne Updike Toler, The Constitutional Sources Project & Lorianne Updike Toler Consulting. The feared unrest in Libya prior to 15 February and now the confusion introduced by the Libyan Supreme Court’s decision last Tuesday to invalidate Amendment No. 3 of Libya’s Constitutional Declaration can all be attributed to the poor constitutional design of the Declaration and particularly of Amendment No.

  • Local Injustice: Why We Shouldn’t Forget about Saif Gaddafi

    —Ruti Teitel, 2012-13 Straus fellow at NYU School of Law, Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law at New York Law School, and author of Transitional Justice (OUP 2000) and Humanity’s Law (OUP 2012).   In the London newspaper the Daily Mail, Saif Gaddafi’s longtime girlfriend, Orly Weinerman, has asked that Saif be spared prosecution in Libya and sent instead to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague.