150 Laws Waiting for Parliamentary Ratification

The Al-Sabah government newspaper on 11 August 2009 reported that “on September 8th, when the Council of Representatives will [supposedly] conclude its current summer break, it will face a big challenge. This challenge is the necessity to discuss and ratify about 150 draft laws.
The new challenge for Parliament, especially its Presidency, is the […]

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Homosexuality and the Criminal Law in Iraq: UPDATED

Criminal Law in Iraq
Contrary to some international media reports, homosexuality per se is not illegal in Iraq and as far as we can tell never has been illegal. However there have been a number of reliable reports of extra judicial persecution, assault, and murder of gay men in Iraq.

The Penal Code 111 of […]

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CLA and UU Meet with Speaker

April Powell-Willingham, Chibli Mallat, Hiram Chodosh, Vincent Battle, Alan Zangana, Rashid Asali and Munaf Hamed met with newly elected Speaker Iyad Sammaraie at the Council of Representatives on May 5, 2009.

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Grotian Moment: The International War Crimes Trial Blog

Grotian Moment: The International War Crimes Trial Blog features key documents, breaking news, and expert debate and commentary on issues and developments related to the major international war crimes trials of our time, including the trials of the Khmer Rouge leaders before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the trial of Charles […]

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The Ground Truth in Iraq blog

The Ground Truth in Iraq is an interesting and literate blog which has a good analysis of the Provincial Council Results and an report on Iraqi’s Anti Corruption Agencies amongst many other useful posts.

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Blog: Islamic Law in Our Times

In his Islamic Law in Our Times blog, subtitled “A Realistic Assessment of Islamic Law in Today’s World” – Professor Haidar Hamoudi, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh and GJPI’s Constitutional and Legislative advisor, has been blogging on this subject since November 2007. His excellent, thought provoking entries are essential reading […]

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