Tripoli Appeals Court suspends Libyan-Italian MoU temporarily

  • Libyan Express |
  • Thursday 23 March 2017

The Tripoli Court of Appeals has ruled to suspend the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Libya’s Government of National Accord and Italian government to help fight the waves of immigrants that cross Libyan shores to Italy.

The verdict came to stop the MoU as six people including a former justice minister filed a lawsuit asking for ending the execution of the agreement as the one who signed it, Fayez Al-Serraj, doesn’t have an official authority yet in Libya.

The MoU aims at ending peoples smuggling and illegal immigration, but the lawsuit says it would turn Libya into a hosting country for immigrants with centers and camps installed in Libya for that purpose, which is completely rejected.

The Wednesday verdict of the Tripoli Appeals Court stopped the MoU for the time being.


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