August 12, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, expressed concern Tuesday over the latest political developments, calling on the country's political leaders to respect the president's constitutional responsibilities. He also called on security forces to avoid ...[read more]
December 28, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that, as its new government matures, Iraq must address critical issues left ambiguous in the initial constitution if it desires to remain revelavant and united ... UN officials have recently reported that ...[read more]
August 27, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Iraq's Supreme Federal Court on Tuesday invalidated a law that effectively blocked Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki from pursuing a third term in the nation's upcoming elections. Iraqi parliament members passed the measure in January to limit the offices of premier, president and parliament speaker ...[read more]
April 26, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that recent decisions by the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq demonstrate the Court's deference to the legislature over legal questions that implicate controversial areas of religious doctrine...Recently, the ...[read more]
February 29, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On February 29, 2008, Iraq's Presidency Council upheld Ali Hassan al-Majid's sentence of death by hanging for participation in genocide and war crimes in 1988. The council had been debating what to do with al-Majid (also known as "Chemical Ali") for several months following his original sentence ...[read more]
December 13, 2011
by Matthew Shames
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Matthew Shames (412) 383-7633 executivedirector@jurist.org JURIST Publishes New Iraq War Feature Pittsburgh, PA- December 13, 2011- JURIST.org is proud to announce publication of a new feature section devoted to the Iraq War. JURIST has been providing ...[read more]
September 18, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On September 18, 2005, the Iraq National Assembly signed off on the final draft of the country's proposed permanent constitution and turned over the text to the UN for printing. Senior Sunni lawmakers promised to campaign vigorously for rejection of the charter in the national referendum to ratify ...[read more]
June 17, 2011
by Zach Zagger
US Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday defended his plans to prosecute terror suspects in federal civilian courts, responding to harsh criticism from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging two Iraqi-born terror suspects in Kentucky be sent to the Guantanamo Bay military detention ...[read more]
March 18, 2011
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that even though Decision 88 may be troubling, Iraqi Constitutional Law is far from settled and that competing authorities must now recalibrate their efforts ... Not long ago, Iraq's Federal Supreme ...[read more]
February 7, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On February 7, 2010, an Iraqi appeals panel ruled that 500 mostly Sunni politicians accused of ties to Saddam Hussein's Baath Party could stand in the 2010 parliamentary elections, reversing an earlier ruling. In its ruling, which was handed down as hundreds protested in Baghdad, the court stated ...[read more]

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