Tatweer

The USAID Tatweer project (development in Arabic) provides comprehensive assistance to Iraqi ministries and offices delivering services to the Iraqi people. Tatweer helps the government of Iraq rebuild its civil service as part of a general U.S. commitment to a strong, independent Iraqi government providing its people with food, medicine, power and a better […]

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Historic visit to Baghdad by Kurdistan Region Chief Justice

Kurdistan Region Chief Justice Ahmed travelled to Baghdad on 8 April 2009 for the first time in 20 years to meet with Iraqi Chief Justice Medhat and new Iraqi Minister of Justice Dara Nur-al Din.
Following up upon their successful meeting at the Judicial Federalism conference in Erbil on 28 and 29 March 2009 […]

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Shoe thrower’s sentence reduced on appeal to 1 year

On Tuesday 7 April 2009, journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi successfully argued before the Court of Appeal that his sentence, imposed on 12 March 2009, be reduced from 3 years to 1 year for throwing his shoes at former President Bush in December 2008 at a press conference. His lawyers contended that his offence should be […]

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Global Legal Information Network

The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) is a public database based at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC containing summaries of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. Its Iraq selection contains summaries of over 400 laws and references to the relevant issue […]

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Article 140 Committee

The Committee on the Implementation of Article 140 of the Constitution chaired by Raed Fahmi Jahed, Minister of Science and Technology, was established by order of the Prime Minister. The website (in Arabic) contains a wealth of information about the Committee’s activities.

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Forum of Federations

The Forum Of Federations Iraq Project has been working with Iraqi professors of law and political science and officials from the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government.
The Forum helped to launch the Iraqi Center for Federal Studies. More generally it is an independent organization that was initiated in Canada and […]

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Iraqi Center for Federal Studies (ICFS)

The Iraqi Center for Federal Studies (ICFS) works to provide information about federalism and to build relations between academic institutions involved in research on political power-sharing elements.
ICFS has been working with the Forum of Federations and Law Schools from Universities in Baghdad, Mustansariyah, Nahrain, Basrah, Mosul, Sulaymaniyah, Dohuk, Salah Adin, Koya, Kirkuk, Tikrit, […]

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Heartland Alliance

Heartland Alliance, for Human Needs and Human Rights, is an independent, non-sectarian, non-profit organization founded in 1888. Amongst its aims is the provision of legal protection for people in danger, including refugees, migrants, victims of trafficking and other vulnerable populations facing discrimination or violence.
Heartland Alliance has been operating in Iraq since […]

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Judicial Independence Conference

Alan-March-2009 162-AndrewGJPI attended the Judicial Independence Conference in Erbil on 30 and 31 March 2009, organised by ICJI, IIRL and USIP. The conference presentations addressed a number of aspects of judicial independence including the […]

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Judicial Federalism in Iraq Conference

Alan-March-2009 157-GroupOn 28 and 29 March 2009, GJPI observed the Judicial Federalism in Iraq conference organised by IIRL and USIP in Erbil. Chief Justice Medhat and Kurdistan region Chief Justice Ahmed were both in attendance […]

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