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January 19, 2018

Federal Council to be established: Iraq Supreme Court


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On January 17, Iraq’s Federal Supreme Court decided to establish the Council of the Union, or the Federal Council, that will oversee provisions passed by parliament.

Article 48 of the constitution states the need for the council, but, in the last 13 years, it has not been established ever since the new government was implemented.

As there was only one council of legislation, this move is expected to complete Iraq’s law making authority. There is a possibility of delay in the move, because the Council of Representatives, who was to vote on the formation of the council as per Article 65 and 147 of the constitution, failed to implement the overseeing council.

The ruling comes after the Supreme Court received some rebound for not establishing the council after the ruling on the Kurdistan Referendum.

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