March 24, 2012
by Jamie Davis
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, included alleged al-Qaeda leaders and two men who had ...[read more]
April 25, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On April 25, 2008, US Army Sgt. 1st Class Trey Corrales was acquitted by a military jury on charges connected to the 2007 killing of an unarmed Iraqi civilian near the city of Kirkuk. The decision came roughly a week after Corrales's court-martial began in Hawaii, and after he waived his right to ...[read more]
November 13, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Marina Ottaway: The new election law approved by the Iraqi parliament on November 8 has both positive and negative features. On the positive side, it will allow the voting to take place before the mandate of the present parliament expires and will thus prevent a constitutional crisis. The law... ...[read more]
November 9, 2009
by Zach Zagger
The Iraqi Parliament passed a controversial election law amendment on Sunday, paving the way for January elections as mandated by the Iraqi Constitution. The new law addresses two issues that were the cause of an impasse. The amended law calls for open lists that name the candidates, not just ...[read more]
November 3, 2009
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that a comprehensive solution to the status of Kirkuk must be reached soon lest it become for Iraq the type of intractable and fundamentally corrosive problem slavery had become for the United States ...[read more]
October 20, 2009
by David Manes
The Iraqi Parliament delayed a vote Monday that would have updated the controversial provincial election law it passed in September 2008. The proposed election law changes, which include ballots that list candidates rather than closed lists of parties, particularly affects the city of Kirkuk and ...[read more]
September 30, 2008
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the new Iraqi provincial elections law's creation of a commission to determine the appropriate power-sharing arrangement for the northern Kirkuk region may actually hinder progress towards a mor... ...[read more]
September 25, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
The Iraqi Parliament on Wednesday approved a controversial bill providing for provincial elections in much of the country. Kurdish legislators had strongly opposed a provision establishing a provincial council in Kirkuk made up of equal numbers of Kurdish, Arab and Turkmenian representatives. ...[read more]
September 18, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
The Iraqi Parliament Wednesday failed to agree on a controversial provincial election bill in light of new disagreements over procedure. Kurdish legislators had strongly opposed the bill's proposal to establish a provincial council in Kirkuk made up of equal numbers of Kurdish, Arab, and Turkme... ...[read more]
August 6, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The Iraqi Parliament has failed to agree on a draft election bill prior to adjourning for the summer on Wednesday. Kurdish legislators have strongly opposed the bill's proposal to establish a provincial council in Kirkuk made up of equal numbers of Kurdish, Arab, and Turkmeni representatives... ...[read more]

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