Tuesday, 07 November 2017 15:25

UNAMI Urges Kurdistan Region to Confirm Respect for the Federal Court Ruling, Stresses Baghdad-Erbil Negotiations

Baghdad, 07 November 2017 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) takes note of the statement released by the Federal Court Spokesperson announcing that the High Federal Court in its session on 06 November 2017 issued a ruling clarifying Article 1 of the Constitution and noting that the court concluded that this article and other pertinent Constitutional articles have underlined the unity of Iraq. The Spokesperson also noted that the High Federal Court ruling established that no text in the Constitution allows the secession of any of its components listed in Article 116 of the Constitution under its current rulings.

UNAMI also notes that the Iraqi Government has confirmed its full commitment to the Constitution and the decisions of the Federal Court, including its full commitment to preserving the unity of Iraq.

UNAMI urges the Government of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to acknowledge, endorse and respect this ruling of the Federal Court and reiterate its full commitment to the Constitution.

UNAMI re-emphasizes the urgent need for political dialogue and negotiations between Baghdad and Erbil, in a spirit of partnership and respect for the Constitution that itself respects the constitutional rights of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

UNAMI reconfirms its readiness to play a facilitating role in this dialogue and these negotiations, if requested by both the Federal Government and Kurdistan Regional Government, or indeed any other role agreed upon by both parties based on and in full conformity of its mandate.


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For more information, please contact: Mr. Samir Ghattas, Director of Public Information/Spokesperson
United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Phone: +964 790 193 1281, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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