Civil Procedure and Evidence

The implementation of the Civil Code 40 of 1951 is achieved by means of the Civil Procedure Code 83 of 1969 (this version as enacted – unamended) and the Civil Evidence Law 107 of Year 1979.

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Civil Code 40 of 1951

The Iraqi Civil Code was principally drafted by Abd al-Razzaq Al-Sanhūrī, a French-educated Egyptian jurist who was also the principal drafter of the Egyptian Civil Code of 1949. It replaced the 1877 Ottoman Majalla, the archetype for all codified Middle Eastern civil law.
In 1943, Al-Sanhūrī was invited to Iraq by the Iraqi government and […]

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