Proposals for Reform of the Public Prosecution Service

Posted on | January 30, 2010

We have translated a paper by Judge Nassir Omran al-Mousawi setting out a history of the Public Prosecution service and making proposals for further reform to enable the service to achieve its potential and fill the roles allotted to it by current Iraqi legislation.
Judge Nassir notes that the Public Prosecution is not yet able to fulfil all of its duties under Iraqi legislation and he proposes a number of reforms including enhancing the status of the Public Prosecution in civil cases, reducing the division between public prosecutors and investigative judges and bringing non-judicial entities such as the Commission of Integrity and the Iraqi Property Claims Commission under the control of the federal judiciary.
This paper was originally posted on the Higher Judicial Council website here.