Commission on Integrity, GJPI & IREX hold lively and purposeful roundtable

On 18 November 2009 in Baghdad, the Commission on Integrity, GJPI & IREX held a roundtable on anti-corruption. Vigorous discussion concerning anti-corruption took place between members of the judicial, executive and legislative branches; anti-corruption institutions and the media. Speakers included: Judge Ezzat Tawfiq Jaafer, Deputy Commissioner COI Patricia Wildermuth, Director, Office of Constitutional and Legislative Affairs, U.S. […]

Guardian fined for reporting criticism of Prime Minister Maliki

The British Guardian newspaper reported on 12 November 2009 that it had been fined 100 million dinars by an Iraqi court for reporting criticism of the country’s prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki. the fine was paid to al-Maliki as damages for defamation. Al-Maliki’s Dawa party issued a statement on Thursday 12 November 2009 denying that the […]

Deputy Transport Minister Arrested on Suspicion of Corruption: UPDATE

The Voice of Iraq reported on 3 September 2009 that: “The Commission of Integrity (CoI) has arrested a top official from the Ministry of Transportation in the course of taking a bribe”, said officials close to the case. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, declined to give more details about the name of […]

Historic visit to Baghdad by Kurdistan Region Chief Justice

Kurdistan Region Chief Justice Ahmed travelled to Baghdad on 8 April 2009 for the first time in 20 years to meet with Iraqi Chief Justice Medhat and new Iraqi Minister of Justice Dara Nur-al Din. Following up upon their successful meeting at the Judicial Federalism conference in Erbil on 28 and 29 March 2009 and […]

Judicial Independence Conference

GJPI attended the Judicial Independence Conference in Erbil on 30 and 31 March 2009, organised by ICJI, IIRL and USIP. The conference presentations addressed a number of aspects of judicial independence including the position of the Ministry of Justice and the Judicial Training Institute, the Administrative Court function of the Shura Council and the Public […]