Salwa El-Deghali in 2011.
El-Deghali is one of three women on the National Transitional Council
, though she is the only one who has been publicly identified.
El-Deghali represents women's interests and also is responsible for Legal Affairs; she heads the Legal Advisory Committee as part of this role.
She has warned against the possibility of a pro-Gaddafi fifth column
within the National Liberation Army
Her position also gives her the responsibility of investigating the crimes of mercenaries
employed by Muammar Gaddafi
and collecting and presenting evidence of his war crimes
to the International Criminal Court
Her primary responsibility will be to help form a functioning government, writing laws to be in effect during the transition period, and preparing for elections
However, she has stated that the job of writing a constitution for the country will fall to an elected assembly and not her Legal Advisory Committee.