Encyclopedia of Global Justice

2011 Edition
| Editors: Deen K. Chatterjee

Global Justice Project: Iraq

  • Hiram Chodosh
  • Chibli Mallat
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9160-5_542

The Global Justice Project: Iraq is an unprecedented international legal setup resulting from two grants from the US Department of State to the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, starting in summer 2008 through to a comprehensive program on justice in Iraq over nearly 2 years. GJPI’s work ranged from the review of the constitution to specific bills under discussion at various stages of their development. Over a 100 experts were involved in the work, addressing specific issues or larger undertakings, with some 20 people deployed in Baghdad – with the risk of bombs and shelling that is the hallmark of daily life – dozens of law professors and legal scholars from 20 different nationalities, and some 50 students.

The first of the two grants came from the State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) under its rule of law program, initially focusing on helping the judiciary with various reform initiatives. As the program progressed the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiram Chodosh
    • 1
  • Chibli Mallat
    • 1
  1. 1.S.J. Quinney College of LawUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA