Ministry of Interior and Higher Judicial Council collaborate to combat corruption

The Ministry of Interior website on 28 May 2009 noted the formation of a central operations facility and the allocation of inspection units of the Ministry of the Interior and the High Judicial Council as part of the national campaign to combat corruption. The Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, Mr. Ali Mohsen Alaak, […]

The many lives of Article 136(b) Criminal Procedure Code, Law 23 of 1971

It was reported on 14 May 2009 on  the front page of Al-Sabaah, the government newspaper, that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had suspended in part the operation of Article 136(b) of the Criminal Procedure Code 23 of 1971 as part of his anti-corruption drive. Article 136(b) has had a varied life. All of Article 136 of […]

Anti-corruption report leaked (Updates: Minister of Trade resigns . . . arrested)

A recent report by the Commission on Integrity to the anti-corruption committee of the Council of Representatives, leaked to the Western media, set out the size of the problem facing the Iraqi government. The BBC report is here. In related news, a group of about 110 Parliamentarians have called for the Minister of Trade, Abdul-Falah […]