EU-Funded Workshop for Constitution Drafting Assembly

The EU- funded Public Administration Facility Support held a workshop in Al Baida for the Libyan Constitution Drafting Assembly

On 26th and 27th January 2015 the European Union organized a 2-day workshop for the CDA members in Al Baida to provide the Assembly with legal and technical advice on the preliminary work that the CDA sub-committees released last December 2014.

The workshop was attended by 33 Members from the various sub-committees and saw the intervention of European and national experts and practitioners from neighboring Countries.

Vice-President Dr, Jilani Erhoma welcomed the international and local experts and underlined the importance and the necessity for international input in such crucial times for Libya. The Constitution is one of the foundations for building a stable, secure and safe state for the Libyan people, Dr. Erhoma said.

The workshop offered the opportunity to discuss at length the challenges ahead of the CDA as well as learn from the experiences of neighboring countries. During the first day fundamental issues related to the form of the state, the separation and balance of powers, the official languages and the source of legislation were debated. The second day focused on the organization of army and police, the fundamental rights and freedoms, the extent of decentralization and the ownership and governance of natural resources.

The workshop was organized in the framework of the Public Administration Facility implemented by IMG as part of the technical support to the Constitutional Drafting Assembly devised in collaboration with the Benghazi Research and Consultancy Center.

The participants thanked the EU-IMG delegation inviting them to continue the cooperation and exchange of experience in the near future.

(Source: European Union)

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