Global Legal Information Network

Posted on | April 7, 2009

The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) is a public database based at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC containing summaries of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. Its Iraq selection contains summaries of over 400 laws and references to the relevant issue […]

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Article 140 Committee

Posted on | April 4, 2009

The Committee on the Implementation of Article 140 of the Constitution chaired by Raed Fahmi Jahed, Minister of Science and Technology, was established by order of the Prime Minister. The website (in Arabic) contains a wealth of information about the Committee’s activities.

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Forum of Federations

Posted on | April 4, 2009

The Forum Of Federations Iraq Project has been working with Iraqi professors of law and political science and officials from the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government.
The Forum helped to launch the Iraqi Center for Federal Studies. More generally it is an independent organization that was initiated in Canada and […]

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Iraqi Center for Federal Studies (ICFS)

Posted on | April 4, 2009

The Iraqi Center for Federal Studies (ICFS) works to provide information about federalism and to build relations between academic institutions involved in research on political power-sharing elements.
ICFS has been working with the Forum of Federations and Law Schools from Universities in Baghdad, Mustansariyah, Nahrain, Basrah, Mosul, Sulaymaniyah, Dohuk, Salah Adin, Koya, Kirkuk, Tikrit, […]

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Heartland Alliance

Posted on | April 4, 2009

Heartland Alliance, for Human Needs and Human Rights, is an independent, non-sectarian, non-profit organization founded in 1888. Amongst its aims is the provision of legal protection for people in danger, including refugees, migrants, victims of trafficking and other vulnerable populations facing discrimination or violence.
Heartland Alliance has been operating in Iraq since […]

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Judicial Independence Conference

Posted on | April 3, 2009

Alan-March-2009 162-AndrewGJPI 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 […]

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Judicial Federalism in Iraq Conference

Posted on | April 3, 2009

Alan-March-2009 157-GroupOn 28 and 29 March 2009, GJPI observed the Judicial Federalism in Iraq conference organised by IIRL and USIP in Erbil. Chief Justice Medhat and Kurdistan region Chief Justice Ahmed were both in attendance […]

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Kurdistan Rule of Law 10 Year Plan Stakeholders Meeting

Posted on | April 3, 2009

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The Kurdistan Regional Legislative Observatory were kind enough to invite GJPI to participate in their Kurdistan Rule of Law 10 Year Plan Stakeholders Meeting held in Erbil on 2 April 2009. Representatives from the legislature, executive, judiciary, law […]

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Kurdistan Region President

Posted on | March 30, 2009

The Kurdistan Region President is elected under Kurdistan Law 1, Article 1 passed by the Kurdistan Parliament (formerly known as the Kurdistan National Assembly) in 2005. During the life of the regional legislature elected in 2005, the President is elected by the legislature. In future the President is to be directly elected by the […]

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Kurdistan National Assembly (rebranded as Kurdistan Parliament) passes election law

Posted on | March 30, 2009

Pursuant to Law 2 of 2009 (4th Amendment to the Election Law of the National Council of Kurdistan, Iraq, Law 1 of 1992), passed on 25 March 2009, the Kurdistan National Assembly wishes to be known as the Kurdistan Parliament. The Parliament website (in Kurdish, Arabic and English) is well designed and contains news, […]

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