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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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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Is three a crowd?

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 […]

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Sources of Law in Iraq

Below, we have attempted to set out the major sources of law in Iraq. Giving examples from the criminal law field.

1. Post 2005 by law (qanun) passed by the Council of Representatives, approved by the Presidency Council and Published in the Official Gazette
e.g.
• Law No. 13 of 2007, Reintroducing the safeguards contained […]

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Status of Revolutionary Command Council resolutions, laws, decisions and decrees

After the 1958 Revolution, Iraq had a series of interim or temporary constitutions.

The Revolutionary Command Council as a legislative power came into being in 1963, pursuant to Law No. 25 of 1963 which was replaced by Law No. 61 of 1964, amended by Law No. 173 of 1964 and then repealed by Law No. […]

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Status of Coalition Provisional Authority Regulations, Orders, Memoranda and Notices

All CPA Regulations, Orders, Memoranda and Notices can be found on the CPA Official Archive site.*

The CPA legislated by edicts signed by Paul Bremer, the ‘Administrator’. Regulation Number 1 signed 16 May 2003, states that it is made “Pursuant to my authority as Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) relevant UN Security Council […]

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Official Gazette of Iraq (Al-Waqai Al-Iraqiya) الوقائع العراقية

The Official Gazette of Iraq الوقائع العراقية (Alwaqai Aliraqiya) has been published since August 1922 as a means of introducing legal measures into force via publication.

The Law on Publication in the Official Gazette No. 78 of 1977 states in Article 1(Second) “Everything published in the Official Gazette is considered as the credible official text […]

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