Continuing Supervision and Punishment After Release from Prison

Posted on | January 20, 2010

Prior to 1978 the continuing punishment of those released from prison after serving their sentences was regulated by Articles 342 to 351 of the Criminal Procedure Code. RCC Resolution 997 of 1978 deleted these provisions and replaced this regime with some new provisions relocated to amended sections of the Penal Code No. 111 of 1969.

Articles […]

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Justice and Accountability Commission bars candidates and parties from election – Reference to Federal Supreme Court: Updated

Posted on | January 20, 2010

The Washington Post reports on 8 January 2010 and 20 January 2010 that the Justice and Accountability Commission have recommended the exclusion of about 500 candidates and 15 political parties from participation in the forthcoming election on 7 March 2010.
According to Asarq Alawasat on 19 January 2010, those excluded include Sunni […]

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No extradition of Iraqi citizens from Iraq

Posted on | January 19, 2010

The procedure regulating extradition requests to the Iraqi courts is dealt with in Articles 357 to 368 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Article 358(4) prohibits the extradtition of Iraqi Nationals.
This is echoed in Article 21 of the constitution which states:
No Iraqi shall be surrendered to foreign entities and authorities.
Similar rules are […]

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Higher Judicial Council hosts criminal evidence conference

Posted on | January 18, 2010

On 24 December 2009, the Higher Judicial Council hosted a conference on criminal evidence. The opening address was given by Chief Justice Medhat al-Mahmoud and speakers included Prime Minister Al-Maliki and the US, UK and Australian Ambassadors. Representatives from the Ministry of Interior including Brigadier Dr. Iden Khalid, Deputy Interior Minister, from the judiciary including […]

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Three decisions of the Court of Cassation – Penal Board

Posted on | January 18, 2010

The Higher Judicial Council have published a judicial bulletin containing a number of prominent decisions of the Cassation Court and in addition, research, studies and news.
The three decisions of the on criminal law are outlined beneath: