Libya: Women’s seats on Constitutional Commission “insufficient” says lawyers’ group

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Libya: Women’s seats on Constitutional Commission “insufficient” says lawyers’ group

The NGO Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) has welcomed the decision by Congress to reserve seats on the 60-member Constitutional Commission for women and ethnic minorities but has criticized the amount set aside for the former. 

It says that the allocation of six seats for women is “insufficient where women represent 49 percent of the population”. It also fears that “the measures outlined in the Election Law to fulfil the quota may have a negative impact on women’s participation”.

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