"Asia and Africa today"
- is a scientificl monthly journal (in Russian)
of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Included in Russian Science Citation Index on
WoS platform, and EBSCO Publishing.
ISSN 0321-5075
Published since July 1957.

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2005 IRAQI CONSTITUTION AND THE PRINCIPLES OF ISLAM  © 2017 A.Ivanov

The article analyses constitutional provisions of the Republic of Iraq (2005) referring to Sharia and Islam in general. It offers a comparative analysis of the present Constitution and the previous one (1970). It is demonstrated that there are virtually no significant places for Sharia and Islam in the 1970 Constitution.
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Keywords: constitution, Sharia, Islam, Shia, Sunni, democracy


КОНСТИТУЦИЯ ИРАКА 2005 ГОДА И ПРИНЦИПЫ ИСЛАМА

ИВАНОВ Александр Владимирович, аспирант Института востоковедения РАН. РФ, 107031, Москва, ул. Рождественка 12 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Статья посвящена анализу норм Конституции Республики Ирак 2005 года, касающихся шариата и ислама в целом. С этой целю проводится сравнительный анализ действующей Конституции Республики Ирак с предыдущей Конституцией 1970 года. Показано, что в Конституции 1970 года шариату и исламу практически не было отведено никакого существенного места.
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Ключевые слова: Конституция, шариат, ислам, шиизм, суннизм, демократия

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Aleksandr V. IVANOV, Post-graduate student, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

The Republic of Iraq has made a significant way in its constitutional development. Its first constitution was adopted in 1924, and Iraq was one of the first countries in the Middle East that got on the path of construction of a modern law-based society self-regulating through clear government institutions described in the Basic Law.
From the declaration of the Republic in 1958 and up till 2003 the country was governed by military officers who used tough authoritarian methods. They blocked creation of real representative democratic bodies to prevent emergence and organizational structuring of real opposition to their power [7, p. 44], till the intervention of external forces in 2003.
There are a few Mandaeism followers in the south of Iraq (about 10,000) [14]. The rest of the population follow various Christian confessions and Churches: Chaldean Catholic Church, Syrian Catholic Church, Armenian Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church, Assyrian Church of the East, Syrian Jacobite Orthodox Church, Armenian Apostolic Church, Ancient Assyrian Church of the East and others [5, p. 142].


Drafting of the Constitution 2005

The administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority of Iraq Paul Bremer produced a tough resistance to the attempts to include Islamic principles in any project of future Constitution [16]…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

References:

1.    Аль-Мухамед Г. З. А. Верховный федеральный суд республики Ирак как орган конституционного нормоконтроля // Правовая наука и реформа юридического образования. 2012. №. 2 (25). (Al-Muhamed G. Z. A.2012. The Supreme Federal Court of the Republic of Iraq as a body of constitutional control of norms // Legal science and legal education reform) (In Russ.)
2.    The Constitution of the Republic of Iraq, 1970 (in Arabic) - http://iraqja.iq/view.81/
3.    Backer L. C. Theocratic Constitutionalism: An Introduction to a New Global Legal Ordering // Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. 2009. №. 1.
4.    Jawad S. The Iraqi constitution: structural flaws and political implications. London: LSE Middle East Centre. 2013.
5.     Katzman K. Iraq: Elections, Government, and Constitution. Washington, DC: Library of Congress Congressional Research Service. 2006.
6.     Rabb I. A. We the Jurists: Islamic Constitutionalism in Iraq // University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. 2007. № 3.
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