Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Iraq

  • The Federal Supreme Court of Iraq from Interpreting to Amending the Constitution: KRG’s Oil Judgement as an Example

    —Majida S Ismael, Researcher at Liverpool John Moores University and Former Lecturer at University of Dohuk-Kurdistan Has the federal supreme court of Iraq taken every opportunity to address and get involved in the political process in the country? Why, for many observers of the political process in Iraq, have the recent judgments issued by the court uncovered the long process of politicization of the judiciary in post-2003 Iraq?

  • An ISIL AUMF? Counterterrorism and Congressional Authorization in the United States

    —William C. Banks, Syracuse University, Myriam Feinberg, Tel-Aviv University, and Daphné Richemond-Barak, Lauder School of Government                While the efficacy of strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (also known as Daesh – Al Al-Dawla Al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham – in Europe) is questioned, lawyers have, in the past months, grappled with the legal framework forming the basis of the strikes.

  • Time and Sequence in Changes of Constitutional Regimes

    —Andrew Arato, The New School for Social Research Introduction The concept of the constituent power emerged in the revolutions of the 17th and 18th centuries. Many new constitutions since then were made through variety of non-revolutionary processes. Yet, the normative link between democratic forms of constitution making and revolution, deeply embedded in the notion of the constituent power of the people, has survived in both political and legal theory.