We have translated the Combating Prostitution Law No. 8 of 1988 (arabic). It provides for stiff penalties against those organising male or female prostitutes and a regime by which the prostitutes themselves can be rehabilitated. Subsequent Revolutionary Command Council Resolutions which are still in force substantially increased the penalties for those convicted of organising or […]
A candidate for election to the Council of Representatives must be an Iraqi (Article 49(2) of the Constitution) who is not permitted to combine the office with any work or other official position (Article 49(6)). Article 6 of the Election Law No. 16 of 2005 states that: A candidate must be a voter [i.e. registered […]
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation among nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results. It describes itself as a Global Think Tank. CEIP’s website has an excellent page on […]
Reider Visser in The National on 18 February 2010 brings light to an underlooked raft of impending organisational changes to the governance of Iraq after the 7 March election. Many of the transitional provisions contained in Section 6, Chapter 2 of the 2005 Constitution, commencing at Article 132, will no longer apply to the newly […]
UNAMI’s 15th six monthly Human Rights Report for Iraq covers the period from 1 January 2009 to 30 June 2009. The report notes that during that period: 31 death row inmates were executed, including one woman According to information received from the High Judicial Council, between 1 January and 31 May 2009, Iraqi courts (excluding […]
EUJUST LEX is a civilian crisis management operation conducted under the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP). The core aim is to foster confidence, mutual respect and operational cooperation between the different branches of the Iraqi criminal justice system (police, judiciary and penitentiary). The operational phase of the EUJUST LEX mission started on 1 July […]
As the campaigning for the election on 7 March 2010 begins, the Washington Post reported that on Thursday 11 February 2010, the Panel of members of the Court of Cassation had released its judgments on the appeals of those determined by the Commission for Accountability and Justice to be covered by the Deba’thification law (and […]
We have translated the Law No. 10 of 2008, taken from the original on the Council of Representatives website. The International Centre for Transitional Justice published a briefing paper on the 2008 Law on 22 January 2008.
The Washington Post on Tuesday 9 February 2010 carried the story that ‘an Iraqi legal body said on Tuesday’ that “almost all the candidates who contested their ban from Iraq’s upcoming parliamentary election did not submit their cases properly and lost the chance to appeal”.
The New York Times reported on 7 February 2010 that an emergency session of Parliament called by Prime Minister Maliki to deal with the latest election crisis failed to muster a quorum on Sunday and was postponed. The seven-member Electoral Judicial Panel is reported to have begun reviewing the disqualifications case by case and is […]