Supreme Judiciary Council: Emergency State gives executive authorities exceptional legitimacy

Supreme Judiciary Council: Emergency State gives executive authorities exceptional legitimacy

April 12, 2020 - 19:49
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Supreme Judiciary Council, Justice Mohammed Al-Hafi, told the Presidential Council's Head Fayez Al-Sarraj and the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya Al-Siddiq Al-Kabir in a letter on Sunday that declaring a state of emergency gives exceptional legitimacy to the executive authorities that allow them to issue extraordinary orders and make exceptional decisions.

Al-Hafi said state institutions should now boost the unity of the state by avoiding plunging it into any dangers, adding that there will be accountability for any unnecessary measures taken by executive authorities after the current state of emergency is over.

He called for ending escalation and accusations' exchange between Al-Sarraj and Al-Kabir, urging them to work as a team to end the crisis. He added that the rhetoric and statements of sovereign state institutions should be heedful and diligent as well as consider official ranks and the seriousness of the situation.

Meanwhile, over the last few weeks, Al-Sarraj and Al-Kabir have been tit-for-tatting in accusations of mishandling government funds and miscalculations, especially after state employees' salaries have gotten delayed for three months and foreign currency transactions have been put on hold, thus creating a hike in black market rates and prices of commodities as imports have also been stopped.

 

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