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chattels: Parliament's efforts Maliki fails to get immunity Writings Sunday, October 18 first 0.2015 He wrote Aktham Saifuddin: fail the Iraqi parliament, today the efforts of Vice President of the Republic article, Nuri al-Maliki, to return as a member of Parliament for the purpose of obtaining parliamentary immunity from any legal accountability, after his dismissal from his post as deputy president of the republic, which is still clinging to him for a second month respectively illegally.
For his part, counting political expert Raad Rashid, that 'resignation Sinead is the refusal to try to thwart the return of al-Maliki to parliament.' Rashid said that 'al-Maliki after his dismissal from the position of vice president, feared the same legal accountability for the many involved corrupt files out, which led him to seek to return as deputy in parliament for parliamentary immunity '.
He pointed out that 'what is striking that the deputies who have received compensatory seats for the Vice Chairman of the sacked Republic also Iyad Allawi and Osama Najafi, did not submit their resignations, and remained in their seats, except for alternative-Maliki, who was quick to resign, as signs for fear of al-Maliki of legal accountability '.
He added that 'Parliament today took a bold step to reject the resignation of Sinead, and not Tmreraha, which makes Maliki on the line to face corruption files that involvement during the years of his rule of the country', stressing that 'the case today become subject to the Iraqi judiciary, which must be done duty and responsibilities pass through lawsuits filed against al-Maliki. " .
It is noteworthy that there are many files of the Iraqi judiciary, and the cases against Deputy President of the Republic article Nuri al-Maliki, most linked to corruption issues in a lot of contracts, including the armament contracts, as well as the condemnation of the fall of Mosul, however, 'Daash' file. chattels: translate.google.com/tran... LINK
chattels: A better translation of this news article
chattels: Or a more " readable " one
chattels: I still do not follow or agree with the immunity as defined in these articles. I have opined on several occasions that Parliamentary immunity is not absolute under the Iraqi Constitution
chattels: Either the articles have a political " point " to make or I am wrong.
chattels: It can't be the latter, eh ? :)
BOBBY: Chattels. ..... i am getting the feeling people are just numb to Maliki s actions somewhat
BOBBY: just amazing what this guy has done
chattels: ‹@BOBBY› Politics are complicated and I am not sure that we have anything near the complete story
BOBBY: Chattels. ..... i agree 100 percent with that statement
BOBBY: I also believe your statement covers this investment to lol
chattels: Increasingly I think that I sound like " Capt. Obvious " :)
BOBBY: lol..... at least your not on dguru spouting rates
chattels: I have begun researching info on the Iraqi court system based upon the recent article about the arrest of the Minister of Commerce ( Trade )
chattels: The spokesman for the authority, Judge Abdul Sattar Bayrakdar, in a statement received (long-Presse) a copy of it, "The Central Investigating Court issued an arrest warrant for the Minister of Commerce, Mlas Mohammed Abdul Karim, and his brother on charges of financial corruption," adding that "the arrest warrant issued according to Articles 310 and 319 of the Penal Code No. 111 of 1969 average. "
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chattels: What is the " The Central Investigating Court " ?
chattels: The Central Criminal Court of Iraq, or CCCI, is a criminal court of Iraq. The CCCI is based on an inquisitorial system and consists of two chambers: an investigative court and a criminal court. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen...
chattels: What is an " inquisitorial system " ?
chattels: An inquisitorial system is a legal system where the court or a part of the court is actively involved in investigating the facts of the case, as opposed to an adversarial system where the role of the court is primarily that of an impartial referee between the prosecution and the defense.
Inquisitorial systems are used in some countries with civil legal systems as opposed to common law systems. Countries using common law, including the United States, may use an inquisitorial system for summary hearings in the case of misdemeanors such as minor traffic violations.
The distinction between an adversarial and inquisitorial system is theoretically unrelated to the distinction between a civil legal and common law system. Some legal scholars consider inquisitorial misleading, and prefer the word non adversarial. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inq...
chattels: The inquisitorial system applies to questions of criminal procedure, not substantive law; that is, it determines how criminal inquiries and trials are conducted, not the kind of crimes for which one can be prosecuted or the sentences that they carry.
It is most readily used in some civil legal systems. However, some jurists do not recognize this dichotomy and see procedure and substantive legal relationships as being interconnected and part of a theory of justice as applied differently in various legal cultures.
In some jurisdictions, the trial judge may participate in the fact-finding inquiry by questioning witnesses even in adversarial proceedings. The rules of admissibility of evidence may also allow the judge to act more like an inquisitor than an arbiter of justice.
chattels: The judge questions witnesses, interrogates suspects, and orders searches for other investigations. Their role is not to prosecute the accused, but to gather facts, and as such their duty is to look for any and all evidence (à charge et à décharge), incriminating or exculpatory.
Both the prosecution and the defense may request the judge to act and may appeal the judge's decisions before an appellate court.
chattels: Their role is not to prosecute the accused, but to gather facts, and as such their duty is to look for any and all evidence, incriminating or exculpatory.
BOBBY: Chattels. .... in your opinion. .... making a case against Maliki is progressing or wheels just spinning?
chattels: Order 13: The Central Criminal Court of Iraq (2004) L. Paul Bremer, Coalition Provisional Authority en.wikisource.org/wiki/Or...
chattels: ‹@BOBBY› Impossible to say with any confidence either way, IMO
chattels: Section 20 Issuing of Warrants and Ancillary Orders 1) Any judge on the court has the authority to issue an arrest warrant, a search warrant or order other investigative measures allowed under Iraqi law.
chattels: Human Rights Watch : The Quality of Justice Failings of Iraq’s Central Criminal Court www.hrw.org/sites/default...
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chattels: Iraqi Kurdistan's brewing crisis Demonstrations turned violent earlier this month as thousands of people protested the dire economic situation in Iraqi Kurdistan, with many demanding that Massoud Barzani step down as regional president. Read more: www.al-monitor.com/pulse/...
chattels: Mehmet Oguz, editor of Turkish media portal Rudaw Media Group, told Al-Monitor the central government in Baghdad's refusal to pay the budget share of the Kurdistan region, combined with clashes with the Islamic State (IS) and the influx of refugees, has made life difficult for the Kurdish government.
He said with declining oil prices, oil exports were not a solution. He added, "When Gorran was established, their slogan was 'A social and just government.' Its position against corruption and income inequality made it popular, and it quickly became the main opposition.
But in the last term, although it became a coalition partner, it did not deliver its promises. It couldn’t have. It started losing popularity and thought it could make up for it with street actions.” Read more: www.al-monitor.com/pulse/...
chattels: Economic problems in the region go back to 2014 when Baghdad stopped paying its agreed contribution to the Kurdish regional budget and accused the Kurds of exporting their own oil in violation of agreements. The economic situation worsened with IS attacks.
Although Baghdad and Erbil reached an agreement on oil, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the government did not have enough funds and delayed sending a reduced Kurdish share.
The Kurdish government responded by exporting its own oil. But when oil prices dropped to $50 a barrel, the Kurdish budget and income calculations were disrupted. That is why the salaries went unpaid. Read more: www.al-monitor.com/pulse/...
chattels: Iraq is in need of genuine legislation that guarantees the rights of detainees who have not been proven guilty, while those investigating the detainees need to be educated about international human rights laws and covenants.
Furthermore, human rights organizations should get involved and be allowed to visit detention centers in Iraq. Read more: www.al-monitor.com/pulse/...