Friday, 26 August 2016 01:30

SRSG Kubiš Welcomes Progress in Parliament’s Legislative Agenda, with Adoption of Amnesty Law in Line with National Political Agreement and Government Program

Baghdad, 25 August 2016 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Jan Kubiš, welcomes the progress made in implementing the legislative agenda of the Council of Representatives, the last of which was the parliament’s adoption of the Amnesty Law.

“This is one more step towards consolidating state building,” the SRSG said. “This legislation adopted today is key for promoting national reconciliation efforts.”

Mr. Kubiš said the Amnesty Law was preceded by the Banning of the Ba’ath Party Law, another important legislation, and expressed hope that more steps will be taken to strengthen the rule of law in Iraq.

“These laws are explicitly stated in the National Political Accord of 2014 and the Government of Iraq program,” he said. “We expect that other legislation will follow, notably the Justice and Accountability law as proclaimed in the agreement and the Government’s program,” Mr. Kubiš said.

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