CCLE with Supreme Judicial Council and UNDP, Continues Training on (Judge's Role in Monitoring Electoral Process)

Today, Tuesday, October 18, 2022, in Tripoli, the activities of the second workshop implemented by the Central Committee for Local Elections were launched with the participation of a number of legal experts, judges, and heads of the district and first-instance courts in the municipalities of (Bani Walid - Zawia - Ejdabia - Gharyan - Zahra - Wadi Al-Hayat) and representatives of the Council Supreme Court.

The workshop, on its first day in the presence of the Chairman of the CCLE (Mr. Adel Al-Ashhab), the Director of the LEP (UNDP) Libya (Mr. Daniel Stroux) and IFES Office Manager, (Mr. Imad Youssef), included many topics, most notably: introducing the central committee and the electoral process to elect municipal councils, and introducing international standards for elections, in addition to discussing part of the contents of the legislative guide as well as a simulation of the electoral process and correct procedures on polling day.

In a speech inaugurating the training activity, the head of the Central Committee (Mr. Adel Al-Ashhab) expressed the importance of the role of the judicial system in the success of the election of municipal councils, achieving the highest standards of integrity, as well as settling electoral disputes given its urgent nature.

The Chairman affirmed the Central Committee’s keenness to communicate more with judges and heads of courts in municipalities at the level of Libya to introduce electoral laws, legislation, and regulations related to municipal council elections and electoral appeal procedures. He also praised the efforts of the UNDP Libya and IFES in supporting the Central Committee in the framework of training.

The workshop, whose activities will last for two consecutive days, comes within the framework of a series of sessions that the Central Committee intends to implement with the participation of the Supreme Judicial Council, targeting more than 50 judges and heads of first instance courts at the state level in the coming weeks.