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Iraqi PM files lawsuit against Parl't speaker on HCHR law enactment

Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has filed a lawsuit against Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi, documents revealed on Saturday.

The lawsuit was filed against Halbousi as the Iraqi Parliament enacted Law No. 35/2008 regarding the independent Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (HCHR) in violation to the Iraqi Constitution and stipulations of the Federal Court and without government approval. 

The complaint pointed to “irregularities" and “violations” by the Parliament in legislating laws and financial frameworks without referring to the government or setting the supervisory authority on the independent bodies, including the HCHR.

The lawsuit also included a statement on the irregularity of nominating and appointing members of the HCHR, not to mention granting bonuses and privileges while violating candidacy requirements. 

Last Modified: Sunday، 12 May 2019 11:33 AM