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]
February 19, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
An Iraqi judicial panel has rejected the Justice and Accountability Committee's recent decision to remove chief judge Medhat al-Mahmoud from office. The Committee decided remove al-Mahmoud last over alleged ties to Saddam Hussein's Baath party. The judicial panel, which reviews decisions made by ...[read more]
February 14, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Iraq's Justice and Accountability Committee announced Thursday that the country's chief judge Medhat al-Mahmoud has been been removed from his office over ties to Saddam Hussein's Baath party. The committee, which is responsible for removing former Baath party members, explained that Wednesday's ...[read more]
February 13, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey discussed ongoing DOJ efforts to promote the rule of law in Iraq during his first official trip to Baghdad Wednesday. Mukasey met with three high ranking judiciary officials, including the head of Iraq's Higher Judicial Council Chief Judge Medhat al-Mahmoud, t... ...[read more]
March 16, 2005
by D. Wes Rist
Surrounded by heavy security, the 275 Iraqis elected in January to the nation's first independent parliament in 50 years were sworn in Wednesday, even as several bombs were detonated in the area, attempting to disrupt the proceedings. Iraqi Interim President Ghazi al-Yawer gave a brief speech... ...[read more]

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