The Supreme Court of Libya has ruled today (6 November), that the meetings held by the recently elected House of Representatives in Tobruk are in violation of the 7th amendment of the Constitutional Declaration and are thus unconstitutional. This ruling, which has already been postponed twice, casts more uncertainty over the political environment in Libya.

The medium / long term implications of this decision remain to be seen, but it appears that either a new set of elections will need to be called, or the new Libyan constitution will need to be settled and ratified before any meaningful decision making process can take place in Libya.

The full legal reasoning and analysis behind the decision has not yet been released.