An academic student highlights the position of the Federal Supreme Court on the political quota system


Dr. Shihab Ahmed Abd-allah discussed Federal Supreme Court’s Decision No. (89 / Federal / 2019) in his book which was issued recently by the title (The role of the Federal Supreme Court to abolish political quotas in Iraq).

The writer stated that "the state institutions have become governed by political quotas in the distribution of high rank positions and even small positions".

In this context, the author devotes an entire chapter to the Federal Supreme Court’s position on political quotas, talking about its judicial position in this regard.

He considered “The Federal Supreme Court ruling of unconstitutionality of the (Political Reform Decision No. (44) of 2008) as rejecting to the political quotas."

He quoted from the Federal Supreme Court that "the obligation to share administrative and security powers and public functions among the main components misses the opportunity and deprives those who are not among these components, according to Article 16 of the Constitution."

He pointed out, "The Iraqi Constitutional Judiciary to affirm that the text of the decision, which is the subject of the challenge for being unconstitutional on the main components, formed a negative aspect."

The writer continues, “The Federal Supreme Court’s ruling on the challenged decision represents a correction of the legislative process,” explaining that “failure to adhere to what the constitutional judiciary decided constitutes a violation of the constitution.”

At the end of the book, Abd-Allah published the full text of the Federal Supreme Court's decision number (89 / Federal / 2019)