Monday, May 20

AG Demands Less Restrictions, More Equality before the Law

Al-Qubba, Libya_ The Attorney General, Al-Siddiq Al-Sour, expressed his concern about the fact that many legislation that were issued by the former National Congress and the House of Representatives on judicial and public prosecution matters were not coordinated with the AG Office. This lack of consultation with the AG office led to judicial and prosecution interpretation problems and they need to be addressed by the related authorities.

This came during a meeting held on Tuesda with the Speaker of Parliament, Aqila Saleh, in the city of Al-Qubba in eastern Libya, the Libyan News Agency (LANA) reported.

Al-Sour said he discussed with the Speaker the difficulties encountering the functions of the prosecution service, in particular the issue of legislation, which needs consideration.

The Public Prosecutor indicated that there is an expansion in the restrictions that fall on the freedom of the Public Prosecution to initiate criminal prosecution, especially those related to the request and permission procedures relating to many sectors, and this is inconsistent with the principle of equality before the judiciary and the law.

The Attorney General’s office should have a role in studying and researching many legislations and referring explanatory memorandums to the House of Representatives, he added. In addition, the attention must be paid to the issue of communication with the oversight committees of the House of Representatives, so that there is harmony and coordination among the authorities.

Al-Sour said he found all cooperation and understanding from the Speaker during the discussion who accepted the GA’s views on all matters.

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