Program history

Promoting the democratic constitution and institution building process in Iraq

Iraq faces extraordinary challenges in its complex transition to democracy. Managing this transition requires the correction of the abuses and distortions of years of autocratic regime by promoting the principles of democracy, the rule of law and human rights called for by the new Iraqi Constitution. The Constitution provides a framework for devolution meant to distribute legislative as well as executive decision-making powers in various fields among federal, regional and local bodies in order to address, in a flexible way, each specific issue which emerges at each of these levels.

Within the framework of its MENA Democracy Program, the NPWJ Iraq Project, started in 2006 and implemented through a strategic partnership with the International Alliance for Justice, is intended to contribute to the constitutional and institution-building process in Iraq by promoting, through the organization of national and international events, negotiation between Iraqi leaders from the entire political spectrum on the most politically sensitive issues, including in particular:

Each of these events have concluded with the drafting of a set of final practical recommendations, which have been effectively communicated to Iraqi policy makers and political organisations, as well as the Iraqi people, through local and international media, and whose implementation process has been monitored by a committee established to this end.

NPWJ Iraq Special Project is implemented through a strategic partnership with the International Alliance for Justice and is currently funded primarily by the Italian Government. Additional funds have also been provided by the Foundation for the Future and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy

No Peace without Justice Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs