In August 2011, the Interim Transitional National Council (ITNC) of Libya published a “Constitutional Declaration“establishing key principles for governance until the adoption of a permanent Constitution, the election of representative bodies and the timeframe for the transition. The text was adopted under the conditions of the ongoing conflict. The ITNC had to secure agreement from the disparate groups fighting the Gaddafi regime, and as such its adoption has been an achievement in itself. The Declaration is also important as a reference point for the country’s transition.
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