Iraq at a Crossroads: Constitutional Review Committee Fills in Crucial Gaps

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School or College S. J. Quinney College of Law
Creator Mallat, Chibli
Other Author Hamoudi, Haider Ala
Title Iraq at a Crossroads: Constitutional Review Committee Fills in Crucial Gaps
Date 2009-11-19
Description Iraq is at a historical crossroads on the bumpy road to democracy. The Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) has all but completed the task assigned to it by the 2005 Constitution under the chairmanship of Sheikh Humam Hamoudi, the delegate of the largest parliamentary bloc, together with Dr. Fouad Masum, the head of the Kurdish bloc, and Dr. Selim Jiburi, a leading MP from the speakers bloc. This smaller committee sits in the midst of concentric rings, first within a larger committee of strongly representative currents, from Prime Minister Nouri al-Malikis colleagues MPs Ali Allaq and Abbas Bayyati, to the more secularliberal MPs Aliya Nsayyef, Communist party secretary general Majid Hamid and Kurdish Feryad Rawanduzi. The Committee is supported by a small technical group comprising Dr. Mayyada Ihtishami, head of research in the Iraqi Parliament (the CoR, Council of Representatives), a dedicated rapporteur in the person of Dr. Hasan Yasiri, and Dr. Hamoudis able aide Ali Fadhel Muhsin. A larger ring of the CRC consists of 27 MPs, then the full Parliament who must vote with a simple majority on the amendments before they are put before the people for approval. Nor did the CRC hesitate in soliciting comparative constitutional expertise to on the best practices it saw fit for Iraqs constitution
Type Text
Publisher The Daily star, Lebanon
Subject LCSH Democracy; Iraq War, 2003; Constitutional Law; Editorials
Language eng
Relation is Version of Faculty Publications; Op-Ed; Institutional Repository
Rights Management S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
Spatial Coverage Iraq
Format Medium application/pdf
Source The Daily star, Lebanon
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Date Created 2013-11-15
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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