International Human Rights Law Institute

The International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI) at DePaul University College of Law (President Emeritus, M. Cherif Bassiouni) has had considerable experience in Iraq involving a number of human rights and rule of law projects designed to:

  • Assist Iraqi law schools with educational reform
  • Gather and analyze victims’ narratives of human rights violations […]
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    GJPI meets with National Security Advisor

    img_98162Dr Muwaffaq al-Rubaie met with GJPI at his offices on 8 March 2009. A former member of the Iraqi Governing Council, Dr al-Rubai was first appointed National Security advisor from April to September 2004 and has been in […]

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    GJPI Hosts Presidency Council Legal Advisors

    uu-0202On 16 March 2009, GJPI hosted the Legal Advisors to the Presidency Council and the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs team from the US Embassy. Judge Ameer Al-Shamary, Director General of the Presidency Council Legal Directorate, Dr. Munif […]

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    Judge Ghazi al-Janabi and the State / Shura Council

    The Shura Council is currently presided over by Judge Ghazi Al-Janabi who met with GJPI on Tuesday 17 March 2009. The Shura Council is comparable with the Conseil D’Etat in France.

    As presently constituted, the Shura Council comes under the aegis of the Ministry of Justice. A replacement to be known as the State Council, […]

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    USIP in Iraq

    The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has maintained a permanent Iraqi field mission since 2004. Iraqi and American staff in Baghdad and Washington implement projects aimed at:
    1. Promoting reconciliation and moderation;
    2. Strengthening governance and civil society;
    3. Giving the next generation a stake […]

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    Professor Mallat in Najaf

    mallat-najafProfessor Chibli Mallat delivered a lecture on ‘the message of Najaf to the world’ at the Al-‘Alamayn Advanced Studies Institute in the holy city on Saturday 14 March 2009. Professor Mallat spent the weekend as the guest of Ayat Allah Muhammad Bahr al-‘Ulum in Najaf, where […]

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    GJPI meeting with dignitaries

    img_01055img_01011Dr Sallama Al Khafaji and Sheikh Fateh Kashif Al-Getta generously hosted GJPI , Constitutional and Legislative Affairs (US Embassy) […]

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    Abd Hammoud’s moment of justice

    chibli_mallat_latif_rashid_dara_noureddineOn March 11 2009, Dr Lateef Rashid, Minister of Water, generously invited the Global Justice Project to dinner at his home with Judge Dara Nur al-Din, Minister of Justice. By coincidence, this was the day on which Abd Hammoud, a former […]

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    ‘Shoe Thrower’ gets 3 year sentence

    On Thursday 12 March 2009, Muntadar al-Zaidi, the Iraqi television journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush in December 2008, was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment at the Central Criminal Court.

    The prosecution changed its request to the court and instead of assault of a foreign head of state contrary to Article 223 of the […]

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