Libya examines new draft of constitution
The state commission of Libya is studying the Constitution, acting in the country by overthrow of monarchist regime under Muammar Al-Gaddafi's leadership in 1969.
The draft has been submitted to National Council for consideration, Said Abdul Rahman Abu-Tuta, the chairman of the National Commission, told France press agency. The committee has organized an expert group, which has developed some offers to devise a new national charter, he said. The commission will re-consider an old national charter, as well, he said.
Reconsideration of draft of the national document began three years ago under supervision of Seif Islam, the youngest son of Libyan leader Gaddafi.
The commission will hold the first meeting next week and specify a program of study of the document, Abu-Tuta said. He stressed that work of the commission over the document does not contradict major law of the country, which is described in Green book and Gaddafi's special book for human rights.
This national pact will enable to formulate and generalize major law of the country in a single document, especially 20 laws, which are disputable for the Libyan legislation, whist the Lebanese government cannot exist without them, the head of the Libyan commission said.
Seif Islam stressed importance of presence of the Constitution for Libya in a youth forum in the Libyan city of Sirt in Aug. 2006.
The Sinusitis dynasty adopted the first Libyan Constitution in 1951 and was approved at the United Nations.
However, when Colonel Gaddafi came into power in 1969, he ordered to cancel the Constitution and announced a republican regime in Libya and Jamahiriya regime, which designates passing the power to nation, - in 1977
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