July 3, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses Grand Ayatollah Sisani's call for jihad against ISIS in Iraq ... As has been widely discussed, Grand Ayatollah Sistani recently issued a call for jihad against the terrorist organization currently ...[read more]
March 31, 2014
by Kenneth Hall
JURIST Guest Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses the hasty and sloppy manner in which Iraq's highly controversial draft Shi'i Personal Status Law was prepared ... There has been much controversy over the Iraqi cabinet's approval of a draft Shi'i ...[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]
March 15, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that Iraq must not push blindly forward in its goal of de-Ba'athification, but rather consider the harm that such absolute changes pose to fairness and process ...Last month, a special panel of Iraq's highest ...[read more]
January 14, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that, despite Islam's proscription against collecting interest, and a constitutional provision prohibiting laws that conflict with such Islamic rulings, Iraq's courts are unlikely to declare the nation's new ...[read more]
August 6, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that Iraq must reform portions of its commercial legal structure if it hopes to foster a sustainable oil industry...Recent events seem to demonstrate that Iraq may well provide a signature lesson on the dangers ...[read more]
June 28, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt's recent judgment disbanding the People's Assembly may result in a power imbalance between the three branches that could be exploited by a strong executive...There ...[read more]
June 5, 2012
by Clay Flaherty
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...The National Democratic Institute (NDI) recently ...[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]
March 14, 2012
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that Iraq's handling of the violence perpetrated against an unpopular group of people may ultimately determine the type of state Iraq will evolve into over the course of the coming years...There has been an ...[read more]

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