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Part VI: Organisation and Status of Core Security and Justice Providers

Law No. (3) of 1984 on the Armed People

Law No. (3) of 1984 on the Armed People

The General People’s Congress

In execution of the resolutions adopted by the Basic People’s Congresses in their third ordinary session of 1391/1392 FDP, corresponding to 1983 AD, and formulated by the General Forum of People’s Congresses, People’s Committees, syndicates, unions, and professional associations (the General People’s Congress) in its ninth ordinary session of 1393 FDP corresponding to 1984 AD;

In confirmation of the resolutions of the Basic People’s Congresses and Women Student Congresses in their emergency session during March 1984;

drafted the following law:

Article (1)

We, Libyan men and women, who have reached the age of discretion, shall undergo military training on an ongoing basis as long as we are physically capable.

Article (2)

Military sciences shall be a basic subject matter at all levels of post-primary education.

Article (3)

The orientation of study and training in military institutions shall serve to prepare specialised cadres of men in military affairs for as long as necessary.

Article (4)

The Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya shall be divided into defence zones, and the population of each zone shall be responsible for its defence. The defence zones shall constitute a strategic reserve for one another on the level of the Jamahiriya.

The division shall be effected by a decision issued by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

Article (5)

The provisions of this law shall not prejudice the Law of Compulsory Military Service.

Exemption from compulsory military service may be granted if the person subject to compulsory service passes the training program and regularly attends it.

The exemption shall be issued by a decision from the Chief of the General Staff of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces.

Article (6)

Anyone who fails to report when called up for the military training prescribed under the provisions of this law and according to the manner and procedures set forth therein shall be punished with the penalties specified in the Law of Compulsory Military Service.

Article (7)

The Chief of the General Staff of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces shall issue executive regulations and decrees for this law, and the orders and instructions pertaining thereto.

Article (8)

Any provision contrary to the provisions of this law shall be repealed.

Article (9)

This law shall enter into force from its date of issuance, and it shall be published in the Official Gazette.

General People’s Congress – Libya

Issued on 11 Jumada al-Akhera 1393 FDP

Corresponding to 13 March 1984

Text Type:Law
Text number:03
Text date:1984-03-20
Institution:General People's Congress

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