When the Government of King Idris
was overthrown in 1969, the Revolutionary Command Council issued a Constitutional Proclamation on 11 Dec 1969. The Proclamation was supposed to be a temporary measure (see Article 37
), but a real constitution has not yet been published (1992). There is, however, as another important document, the Declaration on the Establishment of the Authority of the People from 2 March 1977.
The General People's Congress is the legislator in Libya; some of its resolutions have the content of fundamental laws. Another important source is the Green Book of Colonel Quadhafi, originating in a speech of 3 April 1975.