Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Iraq http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Iraq: Release of Hizbollah Activist http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403145_text Crime and law enforcement - An Iraqi court has decided to release an activist affiliated with the Lebanese political party Hizbollah who was detained and handed over to the Iraqi government by the American forces upon their withdrawal from Iraq at... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403145_text Global Legal Monitor: Iraq: Democracy Iraqi Style http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401972_text Elections and politics - An Iraqi court has decided to release an activist affiliated with the Lebanese political party Hizbollah who was detained and handed over to the Iraqi government by the American forces upon their withdrawal from Iraq at On May 5, 2010, ALJAZEERA reported that two of the three largest parliamentary blocks who won seats in the recent legislative election in Iraq, the State of Law Coalition and the Iraqi National Coalition, had formed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 10 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401972_text Global Legal Monitor: Iraq; United Nations: Free Legal Aid for Detainees http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401955_text Lawyers and legal services - An Iraqi court has decided to release an activist affiliated with the Lebanese political party Hizbollah who was detained and handed over to the Iraqi government by the American forces upon their withdrawal from Iraq at On May 5, 2010, ALJAZEERA reported that two of the three largest parliamentary blocks who won seats in the recent legislative election in Iraq, the State of Law Coalition and the Iraqi National Coalition, had formed On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401955_text Global Legal Monitor: Iraq: Council of Ministers Blocks All Websites Deemed in Violation of Islamic Sharia'a http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401506_text Freedom of speech - An Iraqi court has decided to release an activist affiliated with the Lebanese political party Hizbollah who was detained and handed over to the Iraqi government by the American forces upon their withdrawal from Iraq at On May 5, 2010, ALJAZEERA reported that two of the three largest parliamentary blocks who won seats in the recent legislative election in Iraq, the State of Law Coalition and the Iraqi National Coalition, had formed On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, On August 3, 2009, the Council of Ministers of Iraq issued a decision to create a committee to look into means to identify and block all websites that violate Islamic law (Sharia'a). The committee will include... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 20 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401506_text Global Legal Monitor: Iraq: Kurdish President Pardons Imprisoned Journalist http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540990_text Freedom of the press - An Iraqi court has decided to release an activist affiliated with the Lebanese political party Hizbollah who was detained and handed over to the Iraqi government by the American forces upon their withdrawal from Iraq at On May 5, 2010, ALJAZEERA reported that two of the three largest parliamentary blocks who won seats in the recent legislative election in Iraq, the State of Law Coalition and the Iraqi National Coalition, had formed On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, On August 3, 2009, the Council of Ministers of Iraq issued a decision to create a committee to look into means to identify and block all websites that violate Islamic law (Sharia'a). The committee will include On November 24, 2008, Adel Hussein, a physician and freelance journalist, was found guilty of offending public decency, in violation of Chapter 8, article 403, of the Iraqi Penal Code. On December 7, 2008, Dr. Hussein... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540990_text Global Legal Monitor: Iraq; United States: Parliament Approves Status-of-Forces Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540878_text War - An Iraqi court has decided to release an activist affiliated with the Lebanese political party Hizbollah who was detained and handed over to the Iraqi government by the American forces upon their withdrawal from Iraq at On May 5, 2010, ALJAZEERA reported that two of the three largest parliamentary blocks who won seats in the recent legislative election in Iraq, the State of Law Coalition and the Iraqi National Coalition, had formed On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, On August 3, 2009, the Council of Ministers of Iraq issued a decision to create a committee to look into means to identify and block all websites that violate Islamic law (Sharia'a). The committee will include On November 24, 2008, Adel Hussein, a physician and freelance journalist, was found guilty of offending public decency, in violation of Chapter 8, article 403, of the Iraqi Penal Code. On December 7, 2008, Dr. Hussein On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540878_text Global Legal Monitor: Iraq: Parliament Approves Article 50 of the Provincial Election Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540795_text Elections and politics - An Iraqi court has decided to release an activist affiliated with the Lebanese political party Hizbollah who was detained and handed over to the Iraqi government by the American forces upon their withdrawal from Iraq at On May 5, 2010, ALJAZEERA reported that two of the three largest parliamentary blocks who won seats in the recent legislative election in Iraq, the State of Law Coalition and the Iraqi National Coalition, had formed On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, On August 3, 2009, the Council of Ministers of Iraq issued a decision to create a committee to look into means to identify and block all websites that violate Islamic law (Sharia'a). The committee will include On November 24, 2008, Adel Hussein, a physician and freelance journalist, was found guilty of offending public decency, in violation of Chapter 8, article 403, of the Iraqi Penal Code. On December 7, 2008, Dr. Hussein On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire On November 4, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved article 50 of the Provincial Election Law, on seats for religious minorities on provincial councils. Through the reinstatement of article 50, which had been removed from the Law... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 20 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540795_text Global Legal Monitor: Iraq: Religious Edict (Fatwa) Against American/Iraqi Security Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540741_text International affairs - An Iraqi court has decided to release an activist affiliated with the Lebanese political party Hizbollah who was detained and handed over to the Iraqi government by the American forces upon their withdrawal from Iraq at On May 5, 2010, ALJAZEERA reported that two of the three largest parliamentary blocks who won seats in the recent legislative election in Iraq, the State of Law Coalition and the Iraqi National Coalition, had formed On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, On August 3, 2009, the Council of Ministers of Iraq issued a decision to create a committee to look into means to identify and block all websites that violate Islamic law (Sharia'a). The committee will include On November 24, 2008, Adel Hussein, a physician and freelance journalist, was found guilty of offending public decency, in violation of Chapter 8, article 403, of the Iraqi Penal Code. On December 7, 2008, Dr. Hussein On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire On November 4, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved article 50 of the Provincial Election Law, on seats for religious minorities on provincial councils. Through the reinstatement of article 50, which had been removed from the Law In response to a request sent to him by some members of the Iraqi Parliament, a Shiite cleric in Lebanon, Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, recently issued a religious edict (fatwa) requiring any agreement with the United States... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 24 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540741_text Global Legal Monitor: Iraq: The Presidential Council Approves the Provincial Election Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540732_text Elections and politics - An Iraqi court has decided to release an activist affiliated with the Lebanese political party Hizbollah who was detained and handed over to the Iraqi government by the American forces upon their withdrawal from Iraq at On May 5, 2010, ALJAZEERA reported that two of the three largest parliamentary blocks who won seats in the recent legislative election in Iraq, the State of Law Coalition and the Iraqi National Coalition, had formed On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, On August 3, 2009, the Council of Ministers of Iraq issued a decision to create a committee to look into means to identify and block all websites that violate Islamic law (Sharia'a). The committee will include On November 24, 2008, Adel Hussein, a physician and freelance journalist, was found guilty of offending public decency, in violation of Chapter 8, article 403, of the Iraqi Penal Code. On December 7, 2008, Dr. Hussein On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire On November 4, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved article 50 of the Provincial Election Law, on seats for religious minorities on provincial councils. Through the reinstatement of article 50, which had been removed from the Law In response to a request sent to him by some members of the Iraqi Parliament, a Shiite cleric in Lebanon, Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, recently issued a religious edict (fatwa) requiring any agreement with the United States On September 24, 2008, the Iraqi Presidential Council signed the amended Provincial Election Law into law after a parliamentary debate on the legislation that resulted in the modification of article 24 of the Law. Although Iraqi... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 22 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540732_text Global Legal Monitor: Iraq: U.S. Forces and the Iraqi Government Succeed in Implementing the General Amnesty Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540673_text Crime and law enforcement - An Iraqi court has decided to release an activist affiliated with the Lebanese political party Hizbollah who was detained and handed over to the Iraqi government by the American forces upon their withdrawal from Iraq at On May 5, 2010, ALJAZEERA reported that two of the three largest parliamentary blocks who won seats in the recent legislative election in Iraq, the State of Law Coalition and the Iraqi National Coalition, had formed On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, On August 3, 2009, the Council of Ministers of Iraq issued a decision to create a committee to look into means to identify and block all websites that violate Islamic law (Sharia'a). The committee will include On November 24, 2008, Adel Hussein, a physician and freelance journalist, was found guilty of offending public decency, in violation of Chapter 8, article 403, of the Iraqi Penal Code. On December 7, 2008, Dr. Hussein On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire On November 4, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved article 50 of the Provincial Election Law, on seats for religious minorities on provincial councils. Through the reinstatement of article 50, which had been removed from the Law In response to a request sent to him by some members of the Iraqi Parliament, a Shiite cleric in Lebanon, Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, recently issued a religious edict (fatwa) requiring any agreement with the United States On September 24, 2008, the Iraqi Presidential Council signed the amended Provincial Election Law into law after a parliamentary debate on the legislation that resulted in the modification of article 24 of the Law. Although Iraqi Since the enactment of the General Amnesty Law on March 3, 2008, by the Iraqi Parliament, the United States forces in Iraq began the process of releasing Iraqis being detained in Camp Cropper (a detention site... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 25 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540673_text Global Legal Monitor: Iraq: HNDBC Allows More Former Members of the Baath Party to Rejoin Civil Service http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540654_text Officials and employees - An Iraqi court has decided to release an activist affiliated with the Lebanese political party Hizbollah who was detained and handed over to the Iraqi government by the American forces upon their withdrawal from Iraq at On May 5, 2010, ALJAZEERA reported that two of the three largest parliamentary blocks who won seats in the recent legislative election in Iraq, the State of Law Coalition and the Iraqi National Coalition, had formed On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, On August 3, 2009, the Council of Ministers of Iraq issued a decision to create a committee to look into means to identify and block all websites that violate Islamic law (Sharia'a). The committee will include On November 24, 2008, Adel Hussein, a physician and freelance journalist, was found guilty of offending public decency, in violation of Chapter 8, article 403, of the Iraqi Penal Code. On December 7, 2008, Dr. Hussein On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire On November 4, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved article 50 of the Provincial Election Law, on seats for religious minorities on provincial councils. Through the reinstatement of article 50, which had been removed from the Law In response to a request sent to him by some members of the Iraqi Parliament, a Shiite cleric in Lebanon, Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, recently issued a religious edict (fatwa) requiring any agreement with the United States On September 24, 2008, the Iraqi Presidential Council signed the amended Provincial Election Law into law after a parliamentary debate on the legislation that resulted in the modification of article 24 of the Law. Although Iraqi Since the enactment of the General Amnesty Law on March 3, 2008, by the Iraqi Parliament, the United States forces in Iraq began the process of releasing Iraqis being detained in Camp Cropper (a detention site On August 20, 2008, as part of the implementation of the Accountability and Justice Law, originally enacted on February 14, 2008, the Higher National De-Baathification Commission (HNDBC) allowed 1,000 former members of the Baath Party to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540654_text Global Legal Monitor: Iraq: Maliki Statement on Ending Terrorism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540539_text Terrorism - An Iraqi court has decided to release an activist affiliated with the Lebanese political party Hizbollah who was detained and handed over to the Iraqi government by the American forces upon their withdrawal from Iraq at On May 5, 2010, ALJAZEERA reported that two of the three largest parliamentary blocks who won seats in the recent legislative election in Iraq, the State of Law Coalition and the Iraqi National Coalition, had formed On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, On August 3, 2009, the Council of Ministers of Iraq issued a decision to create a committee to look into means to identify and block all websites that violate Islamic law (Sharia'a). The committee will include On November 24, 2008, Adel Hussein, a physician and freelance journalist, was found guilty of offending public decency, in violation of Chapter 8, article 403, of the Iraqi Penal Code. On December 7, 2008, Dr. Hussein On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire On November 4, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved article 50 of the Provincial Election Law, on seats for religious minorities on provincial councils. Through the reinstatement of article 50, which had been removed from the Law In response to a request sent to him by some members of the Iraqi Parliament, a Shiite cleric in Lebanon, Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, recently issued a religious edict (fatwa) requiring any agreement with the United States On September 24, 2008, the Iraqi Presidential Council signed the amended Provincial Election Law into law after a parliamentary debate on the legislation that resulted in the modification of article 24 of the Law. Although Iraqi Since the enactment of the General Amnesty Law on March 3, 2008, by the Iraqi Parliament, the United States forces in Iraq began the process of releasing Iraqis being detained in Camp Cropper (a detention site On August 20, 2008, as part of the implementation of the Accountability and Justice Law, originally enacted on February 14, 2008, the Higher National De-Baathification Commission (HNDBC) allowed 1,000 former members of the Baath Party to In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540539_text Global Legal Monitor: Iraq: Kurdistan Criminalizes Misuse of Communication Devices http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540552_text Communications - An Iraqi court has decided to release an activist affiliated with the Lebanese political party Hizbollah who was detained and handed over to the Iraqi government by the American forces upon their withdrawal from Iraq at On May 5, 2010, ALJAZEERA reported that two of the three largest parliamentary blocks who won seats in the recent legislative election in Iraq, the State of Law Coalition and the Iraqi National Coalition, had formed On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, On August 3, 2009, the Council of Ministers of Iraq issued a decision to create a committee to look into means to identify and block all websites that violate Islamic law (Sharia'a). The committee will include On November 24, 2008, Adel Hussein, a physician and freelance journalist, was found guilty of offending public decency, in violation of Chapter 8, article 403, of the Iraqi Penal Code. On December 7, 2008, Dr. Hussein On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire On November 4, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved article 50 of the Provincial Election Law, on seats for religious minorities on provincial councils. Through the reinstatement of article 50, which had been removed from the Law In response to a request sent to him by some members of the Iraqi Parliament, a Shiite cleric in Lebanon, Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, recently issued a religious edict (fatwa) requiring any agreement with the United States On September 24, 2008, the Iraqi Presidential Council signed the amended Provincial Election Law into law after a parliamentary debate on the legislation that resulted in the modification of article 24 of the Law. Although Iraqi Since the enactment of the General Amnesty Law on March 3, 2008, by the Iraqi Parliament, the United States forces in Iraq began the process of releasing Iraqis being detained in Camp Cropper (a detention site On August 20, 2008, as part of the implementation of the Accountability and Justice Law, originally enacted on February 14, 2008, the Higher National De-Baathification Commission (HNDBC) allowed 1,000 former members of the Baath Party to In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. On May 19, 2008, the National Council (parliament) of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq unanimously adopted a law to punish those who use cellular telephones to annoy or cause harm to other persons. The law provides... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540552_text Global Legal Monitor: Iraq: Trial of Tariq Aziz http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540555_text Crime and law enforcement - An Iraqi court has decided to release an activist affiliated with the Lebanese political party Hizbollah who was detained and handed over to the Iraqi government by the American forces upon their withdrawal from Iraq at On May 5, 2010, ALJAZEERA reported that two of the three largest parliamentary blocks who won seats in the recent legislative election in Iraq, the State of Law Coalition and the Iraqi National Coalition, had formed On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, On August 3, 2009, the Council of Ministers of Iraq issued a decision to create a committee to look into means to identify and block all websites that violate Islamic law (Sharia'a). The committee will include On November 24, 2008, Adel Hussein, a physician and freelance journalist, was found guilty of offending public decency, in violation of Chapter 8, article 403, of the Iraqi Penal Code. On December 7, 2008, Dr. Hussein On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire On November 4, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved article 50 of the Provincial Election Law, on seats for religious minorities on provincial councils. Through the reinstatement of article 50, which had been removed from the Law In response to a request sent to him by some members of the Iraqi Parliament, a Shiite cleric in Lebanon, Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, recently issued a religious edict (fatwa) requiring any agreement with the United States On September 24, 2008, the Iraqi Presidential Council signed the amended Provincial Election Law into law after a parliamentary debate on the legislation that resulted in the modification of article 24 of the Law. Although Iraqi Since the enactment of the General Amnesty Law on March 3, 2008, by the Iraqi Parliament, the United States forces in Iraq began the process of releasing Iraqis being detained in Camp Cropper (a detention site On August 20, 2008, as part of the implementation of the Accountability and Justice Law, originally enacted on February 14, 2008, the Higher National De-Baathification Commission (HNDBC) allowed 1,000 former members of the Baath Party to In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. On May 19, 2008, the National Council (parliament) of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq unanimously adopted a law to punish those who use cellular telephones to annoy or cause harm to other persons. The law provides On May 20, 2008, an Iraqi special tribunal began the trial of seven former officials of the Saddam Hussein regime. Among the defendants is the well known former Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Tariq Aziz.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540555_text Global Legal Monitor: Iraq: Collective Executive Council http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540231_text Government - An Iraqi court has decided to release an activist affiliated with the Lebanese political party Hizbollah who was detained and handed over to the Iraqi government by the American forces upon their withdrawal from Iraq at On May 5, 2010, ALJAZEERA reported that two of the three largest parliamentary blocks who won seats in the recent legislative election in Iraq, the State of Law Coalition and the Iraqi National Coalition, had formed On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, On August 3, 2009, the Council of Ministers of Iraq issued a decision to create a committee to look into means to identify and block all websites that violate Islamic law (Sharia'a). The committee will include On November 24, 2008, Adel Hussein, a physician and freelance journalist, was found guilty of offending public decency, in violation of Chapter 8, article 403, of the Iraqi Penal Code. On December 7, 2008, Dr. Hussein On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire On November 4, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved article 50 of the Provincial Election Law, on seats for religious minorities on provincial councils. Through the reinstatement of article 50, which had been removed from the Law In response to a request sent to him by some members of the Iraqi Parliament, a Shiite cleric in Lebanon, Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, recently issued a religious edict (fatwa) requiring any agreement with the United States On September 24, 2008, the Iraqi Presidential Council signed the amended Provincial Election Law into law after a parliamentary debate on the legislation that resulted in the modification of article 24 of the Law. Although Iraqi Since the enactment of the General Amnesty Law on March 3, 2008, by the Iraqi Parliament, the United States forces in Iraq began the process of releasing Iraqis being detained in Camp Cropper (a detention site On August 20, 2008, as part of the implementation of the Accountability and Justice Law, originally enacted on February 14, 2008, the Higher National De-Baathification Commission (HNDBC) allowed 1,000 former members of the Baath Party to In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. On May 19, 2008, the National Council (parliament) of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq unanimously adopted a law to punish those who use cellular telephones to annoy or cause harm to other persons. The law provides On May 20, 2008, an Iraqi special tribunal began the trial of seven former officials of the Saddam Hussein regime. Among the defendants is the well known former Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Tariq Aziz. On January 18, 2008, Iraq announced the establishment of "the Executive Council for the Administration of the State" or, as described by Iraqi President Jalal al-Talibani, "the collective leadership." In an address to a delegation from... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540231_text Global Legal Monitor: Iraq: Iraqi Official Admits the Use of Violence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054065_text Crime and law enforcement - An Iraqi court has decided to release an activist affiliated with the Lebanese political party Hizbollah who was detained and handed over to the Iraqi government by the American forces upon their withdrawal from Iraq at On May 5, 2010, ALJAZEERA reported that two of the three largest parliamentary blocks who won seats in the recent legislative election in Iraq, the State of Law Coalition and the Iraqi National Coalition, had formed On April 28, 2010, a meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, to review the United Nations program to provide legal assistance to detainees in Iraq. Aid for their legal defense has been available through 20 centers, On August 3, 2009, the Council of Ministers of Iraq issued a decision to create a committee to look into means to identify and block all websites that violate Islamic law (Sharia'a). The committee will include On November 24, 2008, Adel Hussein, a physician and freelance journalist, was found guilty of offending public decency, in violation of Chapter 8, article 403, of the Iraqi Penal Code. On December 7, 2008, Dr. Hussein On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire On November 4, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved article 50 of the Provincial Election Law, on seats for religious minorities on provincial councils. Through the reinstatement of article 50, which had been removed from the Law In response to a request sent to him by some members of the Iraqi Parliament, a Shiite cleric in Lebanon, Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, recently issued a religious edict (fatwa) requiring any agreement with the United States On September 24, 2008, the Iraqi Presidential Council signed the amended Provincial Election Law into law after a parliamentary debate on the legislation that resulted in the modification of article 24 of the Law. Although Iraqi Since the enactment of the General Amnesty Law on March 3, 2008, by the Iraqi Parliament, the United States forces in Iraq began the process of releasing Iraqis being detained in Camp Cropper (a detention site On August 20, 2008, as part of the implementation of the Accountability and Justice Law, originally enacted on February 14, 2008, the Higher National De-Baathification Commission (HNDBC) allowed 1,000 former members of the Baath Party to In June 2008, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said that a deep understanding of the Islamic religion and law will lead to ending terrorism and that religious leaders are at the forefront of this endeavor. On May 19, 2008, the National Council (parliament) of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq unanimously adopted a law to punish those who use cellular telephones to annoy or cause harm to other persons. The law provides On May 20, 2008, an Iraqi special tribunal began the trial of seven former officials of the Saddam Hussein regime. Among the defendants is the well known former Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Tariq Aziz. On January 18, 2008, Iraq announced the establishment of "the Executive Council for the Administration of the State" or, as described by Iraqi President Jalal al-Talibani, "the collective leadership." In an address to a delegation from General Abdel-Karim Khalaf, a spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior in Iraq, admitted that some officers in his Ministry had used violence to extract confessions from those accused of committing crimes, but without the knowledge... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054065_text