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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dr Bushra Al-Aubaidi of Baghdad University College of Law has kindly permitted us to publish her research (in Arabic) on gender discrimination in Iraqi Society and in the Penal Code No. 111 of 1969.