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]
August 2, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On August 2, 2011, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, stated that US troops needed to be granted immunity in order to remain in Iraq beyond the army's original deadline. Admiral Mullen left the decision of whether US troops should remain in Iraq to the Iraqi ...[read more]
January 13, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Leila Sayed-Taha, DePaul University College of Law Class of 2012, currently works as a translator for Ace Languages Centre, where she aids asylum seekers at the Immigration Advisory Service. Here she discusses the ongoing issue of immunity as troops withdrawal and private ...[read more]
January 12, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On January 12, 2008, the Iraqi parliament approved a bill allowing members of Saddam Hussein's now-defunct Baath Party not charged with crimes to be reinstated to public life. The Iraqi De-Baathification Commission had forced the removal of almost 30,000 members of the party from public office. ...[read more]
December 17, 2011
by Cody Harding
On December 17, 2008, the Iraqi cabinet of President Jalal Talabani approved draft legislation which required most non-US foreign troops to withdraw from Iraq by mid-2009. The legislation was initially rejected by the Iraqi Council of Representatives. However, after amending the bill, it was ...[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]
August 10, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The Iraqi Parliament passed a bill Tuesday proclaiming to guarantee more protections and rights for journalists, although several journalist rights groups have opposed the law's passage. The Journalists Protection Law, originally proposed in August of 2009 protects journalists from questioning or ...[read more]
August 2, 2011
by Zach Zagger
Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, said Tuesday that US troops must be granted immunity in order to remain in Iraq beyond the end-of-the-year deadline. It is up to the Iraqi Parliament to decide whether they still need a US presence beyond the deadline, but Mullen ...[read more]
July 4, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On July 4, 2010, a contentious draft oil bill stalled in the Iraqi parliament after objections to the terms of the bill were raised by Sunni, Kurd and Shiite lawmakers associated with the radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The revised draft of the oil bill would have controlled how profits from the ...[read more]
February 3, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On February 3, 2008, the Iraqi Presidency Council announced the approval of legislation allowing most former members of Saddam Hussein's Baath party to be reinstated to public life despite disagreement among the three-member council. The Accountability and Justice Law, passed by the Iraqi ...[read more]

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