The Actual Problems of Modeling the Constitutional Architecture of Libya

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Author: Igor Irkhin

DOI: 10.21128/1812-7126-2016-1-13-23

Keywords: deformation; Gaddhafi; Libya; revolution; rights and freedoms; the constitution; the law; the state; tribes


The article analyzes problems of modeling of the constitutional system in Libya through the prism of constitutional values throughout a continuous transformation of the Libyan state between declaring of independence in 1951 and the present time. The author claims that the revolutionary events that took place in Libya in 2011, idea of overthrowing the Gaddhafi regime, reinforced and exacerbated social, economic and political problems, provoked an explosion of separatism, social and political divisions. The author investigates approaches to the constitutional regulation of the state functions as well as relations between the central state and ethnic groups in Libya, and the specific content of current state of the constitutional regulation and implementation of the instrumentalist function, the role of constitutional values. The article also surveys the constitutional instruments and legal means in regulation of ethnic and tribal relations, as well as relations between territories of the country.

About the author: Igor Irkhin – Ph.D. (Jur), Associate Professor at the Constitutional and Municipal Law Department, Kuban State University, Krasnodar, Russia.

Citation: Irkhin I. (2016) Aktual'nye problemy modelirovaniya konstitutsionnoy arkhitektury Livii [The Actual Problems of Modeling the Constitutional Architecture of Libya]. Sravnitel'noe konstitutsionnoe obozrenie, no. 1, pp. 13–23 (In Russian).


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