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Financial Emergency: Not Need of the Hour
While India is battling with a pandemic, financial and economical threats are looming all around. Various schemes have come to the rescue such as a relief package worth INR 1.70 lakh crore, extending the dates for filing taxes, providing 15,000 crore (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 21 April 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: A US federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former Liberian commander known as "Jungle Jabbah" to 30 years in prison for defrauding the US immigration authorities and lying about his role duri (More)
Forming the Post-Saddam Government
The invasion of Iraq was an initial military success and led to complete destruction of Saddam Hussein's regime. The military forces established the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) on April 21, 2003, citing UN Security Resolution 1483 as justif (More)
Confederalization and Unanticipated Circumstances in Iraq
JURIST Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that a recent survey conducted by the National Democratic Institute reveals changing attitudes regarding federal authority and regional independence in Iraq... (More)
Iraq police officers arrested after detainees escape prison
More than 20 Iraqi police officers were arrested and face interrogation Saturday following the escape of 19 detainees from a temporary prison in Iraq. The group of escapees, who were being held at the al-Tasfirat prison in the city of Kirkuk, includ (More)
Decision 88: Balance of Power under the Iraq Constitution
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 eff (More)
Iraq detainees tortured in secret prison: HRW
Iraqi detainees were repeatedly tortured in a secret prison in Baghdad, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday. HRW says that detainees held at the Muthanna facility, run by Iraqi authorities, were hung upside-down, deprived of air, kicked, whipped, (More)
Iraq detainees tortured in secret prison: HRW
Iraqi detainees were repeatedly tortured in a secret prison in Baghdad, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday. HRW says that detainees held at the Muthanna facility, run by Iraqi authorities, were hung upside-down, deprived of air, kicked, whipped, (More)
Sunnis held without warrant, tortured in Iraq prison: report
Hundreds of Sunni men were detained without warrant and subjected to torture under authority of the military office of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki [official profile, in Arabic; BBC profile], according to a Monday Los Angeles Times report . (More)
Iraq election officials reject calls for recount on fraud allegations
Iraqi election officials on Sunday rejected allegations of fraud and calls for a recount of the ballots from the March 7 parliamentary election [CEIP backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Despite the demands for a recount Saturday by Prime Minister N (More)
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