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Iraqi Special Tribunal [English][Arabic].
The Iraqi Special Tribunal was established according to the statute no. (1) dated 10.12.2003 enacted by the Iraqi Governing Council. The tribunal was recognizing the wishes of the Iraqi people to establish a legal instrument suitable for proving their rights and uncovering the truth about what happened during the past years.
 
Supreme Judicial Council [Arabic].
The Judicial Council was reorganized by order No. (35) of 2003 and was renamed Supreme Judicial Council. The Council supervises the judicial system in Iraq independently of the Ministry of Justice. Its functions include: administrative supervisionh of judges and all members of public prosecutions, except members of the court of cassation. The Council also hears professional misbehaviour claims against judges and members of public prosecution. It also nominates qualified individuals for occupying judicial posts or as members of public prosecution. The Council promotes, upgrades, seconds or transfer judges and members of public prosecution. The head of the Supreme Judicial Council is Mr. Midhat Al-Mahmoud.