4th Peer Networking Meeting: March 15, 2011


IF held the 4th Peer Networking Meeting in the CoR building of the Iraqi Parlaiment on March 15, 2011. The IWPs program is drawing more and more attention and we are very pleased to announce that in addition to the project participants three non-IWPs members attended the networking meeting. The March 15th meeting was attended by 17 IWPs and took place at the Iraqi Parliament Constitutional Hall from 9:00-11:30 am. The theme of the meeting was: “Bill drafting”. Topics covered included: The roles and responsibilities of different institutions during the process of bill drafting; parliament’s role in bill drafting including different committees’ roles as well as difficulties and challenges; the process of repealing laws according to the Constitution and the national tasks; the contradiction between the proposal and draft law between the Constitution and the Parliament bylaws and Supreme Court’s decision about who is entitled to make laws.

Speakers included:

  • Parliament Affairs’ State Minister’s adviser Dr. Mu’taz Al-Abbasi;
  • Former parliamentarian Judge Wa’el Abdel Latif;
  • MP Mohsen Saadoun; and
  • Head of Research department in the Iraqi COR, Dr. Mayada Al-Hajami.

The meeting was also attended by former parliamentarians who shared their experiences with the participants.


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