Supreme Judicial Council rejects Bouznika political interference in judicial appointments
By Sami Zaptia.
London, 25 January 2021:
Libya’s Supreme Judicial Council rejected yesterday the Bouznika agreement between the House of Representatives (HoR) and the High State Council (HSC) that included the political/geographical distribution of the post of the head of the Supreme Judicial Council and the post of Attorney General.
It will be recalled that the HoR-HSC Bouznika agreement announced after a two-day meeting between 22-23 January distributed Libya’s top 7 sovereign positions – including the head of the Supreme Judicial Council and the Attorney General.
However, in its final statement the meeting said for these two positions, ‘‘the procedures prescribed by the legislation in force in this regard shall be applied’’.
It will be recalled that in October last year Libya’s Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) rejected news coming out of the then talks in Bouznika on the political appointment of the country’s two highest judicial positions.
In its statement, the SJC stressed that there exists certain mechanisms and processes in choosing the head of the Supreme Court and the Attorney General.