Federal Supreme Court Opinion on Article 76 of the Constitution concerning the nomination of the Prime Minister

On 25 March 2010, the Federal Supreme Court issued opinion 25 of 2010 on the meaning of Article 76 of the constitution, the first part of which reads:

The President of the Republic shall charge the nominee of the largest Council of Representatives bloc with the formation of the Council of Ministers within fifteen days […]

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National anti-corruption strategy launched

The Kurdistan News Agency reported on 24 March 2010 that the Integrity Committee [actually the Commission on Integrity] organized on Wednesday [24 March 2010] under the auspices of the Joint Anti-Corruption Council a conference to launch a national strategy against corruption under the banner of “national strategy to combat corruption, guidelines to face corruption […]

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The Election is over – and so what happens next?

The order of events will be: ratification of results, the call to the Council of Representatives to convene, the election of a speaker, the election of the new President, the nomination and approval of the Council of Ministers.

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Recent Shura Council Decisions

GJPI is fortunate to publish for the first time online the comprehensive decisions of the Shura Council for 2006, 2007, and 2008.

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Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review of Iraq

In February 2010 the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva conducted its periodic review of Iraq. The Iraqi Human Rights Minister Wijdan Salim attended the periodic review working group session.

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Treatment of Torture in the Penal Code No. 111 of 1969

We are fortunate that Professor Wasfi al-Sharaa of Basra University has permitted us to publish his research paper on the treatment of Torture in the Penal Code No. 111 of 1969.

Article 333 of the Penal Code states:
Any public official or agent who tortures or orders the torture of an accused, witness or informant […]

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Statements of Dying Victims

We are fortunate that Professor Wasfi al-Sharaa of Basra University has permitted us to publish his research paper on Statements of Dying Victims.

Article 216 of the Criminal Procedure Code No. 23 of 1971 states that:
The court may accept the statement of a dying victim as evidence relating to the offence and its perpetrator […]

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Major Legislative Drafting Symposium Brings Together Key Iraqi Institutions

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The State Shura Council, under the patronage of HE Minister of Justice Judge Dara […]

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