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 […]

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 at […]

Major Legislative Drafting Symposium Brings Together Key Iraqi Institutions

The State Shura Council, under the patronage of HE Minister of Justice Judge Dara Nooreddine and with the assistance of GJPI, organized a successful legislative drafting symposium that brought together for the first time prominent officials and staff from the key institutions involved in legislative drafting. Head of the State Shura Council Ghazi Al Janabi […]

Election Posters Vandalised in Baghdad – Criminal Sanctions Threatened

The streets of Iraq’s cities are festooned with election posters. Yahoo! News suggests that not everyone is taking the election campaign overly seriously. The Star Tribune reported on 20 February 2010 about vandalism to some election posters since the election campaign began. Another excellent photo slideshow which only tangentially touches on the forthcoming election is […]

Proof against barred Iraq candidates to be released

Middle East Online on 28 February 2010 reported that Ali al-Lami had stated that evidence supporting the decision of the Justice and Accountability Committee’s (JAC) to declare a number of candidates as being subject to the deBa’thification law, which in turn led them to be barred by the Independent High Electoral Commission from Iraq’s March […]