panel discussion: Libya: Making a Constitution in Turbulent Times. Expectations, Challenges and Alternatives

The Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance, and Development (VVI) and
the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS)
have the pleasure to invite you to a panel discussion:

Libya: Making a Constitution in Turbulent Times.
Expectations, Challenges and Alternatives

Thursday 10 September | 16.00 – 17.30 | The Hague

In the midst of Libya’s chaotic situation, there is a Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA).
This body is tasked with drafting a constitution hoped to set the foundations of a new democratic

state, and mark the end of transition from Gaddafi rule. The challenges are, however, immense,
and given how the CDA has performed its task so far, many have expressed doubts about whether
such a constitution will see the light anytime soon. As an alternative, calls have been made for
going back to Libya’s 1951 Constitution, one that the international community played a significant
role in writing, and was, arguably, abolished by Gaddafi in 1969.

Salah El-Marghani, a prominent Libyan lawyer, human rights activist and former minister of justice
(2012-2014) will address the issue; then, a panel will discuss its different aspects, and give answers and
respond to questions and comments from the audience.

We hope to welcome you on Thursday 10 September in The Hague.

More information and registration: vollenhoven@law.leidenuniv.nl

Date: Thursday 10 September
Time: 16.00 – 17.30
Venue: Stichthage 13th floor (Lange Voorhout Room), Koningin Julianaplein 10, 2595 AA The Hague

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