Briefing Paper: Iraq's new "Accountability and Justice" Law

ICTJ; Miranda Sissons
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On January 12, 2008, the Iraqi parliament passed the “Law of the Supreme National Commission for Accountability and Justice.” The new law replaces the earlier framework governing Iraq’s De-Ba’athification policies. This document is intended to provide a short summary and preliminary analysis of key aspects of the new law. It points to some improvements and also notes some major shortcomings.