By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 4 March 2014:
The rehabilitation of the late King Idris and the former royal family took a step . . .[restrict]forward yesterday with a decree from the Council of Ministers ordering the posthumous restoration of the King’s Libyan nationality and that of other members, stripped from them by th Qaddafi regime.
The government ordered the Civil Registration Authority to implement the decision. It also ordered the Land Registry to launch an investigation into what properties the king and member of the royal family had owned and how they could be returned to the heirs.
A month ago, the Prime Minister submitted a draft law to the General National Congress recognising the historic role the king had played in the creation of Libya, and to repeal Qaddafi’s laws against him and other members of the royal family.
It is not yet clear if rehabilitation of the royal family will include the restoration of place names associated with it, such as Tripoli International Airport which used to be called Idris Airport in honour of the king. [/restrict]