Teacher salaries and electoral law under gavel
Another delay in Federal Court hearings on Kurdistan issues
The Federal Court of Iraq has once again delayed hearings on two key issues: the salaries of Kurdistan Regional Government employees and the Kurdistan parliamentary elections law.
The court has moved the hearing for the Kurdistan Regional Government employees’ salaries to a later date in February. This postponement provides additional time for ‘deliberation’ on this significant issue.
Chronic delays to verdicts are a mainstay of Iraq’s judiciary, especially at the highest court in the land.
Furthermore, the Federal Court has adjourned the hearing to decide on the appeal filed against the Kurdistan Parliamentary Election Law to February 4, . The PUK is petitioning for a return to electoral laws passed in the early 90s that had provisions for multi-constituency polls. Currently, all of the Kurdistan Region is treated as one single 111-seat constituency for regional parliamentary elections.
Currently, the Federal Court is engaged with seven cases, of which five are directly related to the Kurdistan Region.