Promoting jobs, protecting people
NATLEX
Database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation

Iraq > General provisions

Show abstract/citation:

Filtered by:
Country: Iraq - Subject: General provisions

  1. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 31 of 2016 on Anti-Terrorism Agency. - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2016-10-17 | Date of entry into force: 2016-10-17 | IRQ-2016-L-105390

    Chapter I: Establishment and the Law Objectives.
    Chapter II: The Head of the Anti-Terrorist Agency.
    Chapter III: The Anti-Terrorist Agency Formation.
    Chapter IV: Information Circulation.
    Chapter V: Financial Information.
    Chapter VI: General and Final Provisions.

  2. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No.10 of 2016 amending Civil Procedure Law. - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2016-05-09 | Date of entry into force: 2016-05-09 | IRQ-2016-L-105288

    The Law repeals and replaces Sections 31,32,34(3),185,204 and 2016(2), of Law No. 83 of 1969 concerning Civil Procedure Law.

  3. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 3 of 2016 concerning the National Identity Card. - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2016-02-01 | IRQ-2016-L-105259

    Chapter I: Definitions and the Law Objectives.
    Chapter II: National ID Database.
    Chapter III: Address Information.
    Chapter IV: Civil Registration System Records.
    Chapter V: The Control of Access to Civil Information.
    Chapter VI: Personal Status Registration.
    Chapter VII: Rectification.
    Chapter VIII: Cancelling a Record.
    Chapter IX: Issuing the National Card.
    Chapter X: Fees.
    Chapter XI: Sanctions.
    Chapter XII: General Provisions.

  4. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Law, 2015.

    Adoption: 2015-10-15 | IRQ-2015-L-96652

    Chapter I - Definitions
    Chapter II - Objectives and Implementation
    Chapter III - Basic Principles
    Chapter IV - Placement and Vocational Training
    Chapter V - Foreign Workers Employment
    Chapter VI - Individual Employment Contract
    Chapter VII - Wages
    Chapter VIII - Working Hours
    Chapter IX - Leave
    Chapter X - Protection of the Female Workers
    Chapter XI - Protection of Minors
    Chapter XII - Protection of Workers in quarries, mines and minerals extraction
    Chapter XIII - Occupational Safety and Health and labour inspection
    Chapter XIV - Disciplinary Measures
    Chapter XV - Collective agreements and bargaining
    Chapter XVI - Individual or Collective Labor Disputes
    Chapter XVII - Labour Jurisdiction
    Chapter XVIII - General and final provisions

  5. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 36 of 2015 on Political Parties. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-10-12 | Date of entry into force: 2015-12-12 | IRQ-2015-L-102986

    Repeals Law No. 30 of 1991 on Political Parties.

  6. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 32 of 2015 on Passports. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-09-21 | Date of entry into force: 2015-09-21 | IRQ-2015-L-102984

    Repeals Law 32 of 1999 concerning the canceled passports Law.

    The purpose of the Law is to fulfill the Iraqi constitutional right to obtain a passport by facilitating the measures for the granting of passports to ensure freedom of movement and in line with the new democratic approach initiated by this law.

  7. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 28 of 2015 amending Law No. 22 of 1997 on State-Owned Enterprises. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-08-17 | Date of entry into force: 2015-08-17 | IRQ-2015-L-102982

    The Law repeals and replaces Article 15(3) of Law No. 22 of 1997 on State-Owned Enterprises.

  8. Iraq - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Instructions No. 2 of 2014 on Environmental Protection from Municipal Waste. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-07-07 | Date of entry into force: 2014-07-07 | IRQ-2014-M-100325

    These Instructions, consisting of 5 articles, aim at protecting the urban environment with a proper management of wastes, such as solid materials, recyclable and non-recyclable derived from domestic, commercial and professional activities, from the cleaning of streets, gardens, farms and public places, and construction waste.The Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works and the Municipality of Baghdad are responsible for collecting and transporting waste materials in places for the treatment and disposal; for creating the necessary supplies and equipment; for identifying appropriate locations and the development of containers to throw municipal waste; for distributing of special bags for waste producers; and for identifying waste collection dates. The aforementioned Ministry and Municipality have to decide also how to treat the reusable materials and dispose of others through landfills. Special provisions are established for waste weighing more than 50 kilograms and for farms owners and investors in farming.

  9. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 5 of 2014 approving the accession to the Convention on prohibition or restriction of certain traditional weapons that can cause excessive damage. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-06-16 | Date of entry into force: 2014-06-16 | IRQ-2014-L-100326

    The accession of Republic of Iraq to the Convention on prohibition or restriction of certain traditional weapons that can cause excessive damage

  10. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 33 of 2013 on the accession of the Republic of Iraq to the Convention on the establishment of the Arab Organization for Information and Communication Technologies. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-12-09 | Date of entry into force: 2013-12-09 | IRQ-2013-L-96883

    The desire of the Government of the Republic of Iraq to join the Convention on the establishment of the Arab Organization for Information and Communication Technologies from the need to establish an effective Arab cooperation and continuous between the parties concerned in the field of information and communication technologies.

  11. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 31 of 2013 Ratifying the Arab Convention to Combat Crimes of Information Technology. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-09-30 | Date of entry into force: 2013-09-30 | IRQ-2013-L-96895

    The Republic of Iraq Ratifies the Arab Convention to Combat Crimes of Information Technology.

  12. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 26 of 2012 Ratifying the International Convention against the Taking of Hostages. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-05-20 | Date of entry into force: 2013-05-20 | IRQ-2013-L-96896

    The Republic of Iraq Ratifies the International Convention against the Taking of Hostages signed on 14/10/1980 and was entered into effect on 03/06/1983.

  13. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 5 of 2012 on the accession of the Republic of Iraq to the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-02-11 | Date of entry into force: 2013-02-11 | IRQ-2013-L-94320

    The accession of the Republic of Iraq to the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.

  14. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 48 of 2012 on National Monitoring Board to Prevent the Proliferation of Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Weapons. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2012-10-01 | Date of entry into force: 2012-10-01 | IRQ-2012-L-94279

    Chapter I: Definitions and Scope of Application.
    Chapter II: The Board Establishment and the Objectives.
    Chapter III: The Board Duties.
    Chapter IV: The Board Council.
    Chapter V: Financial Provisions.
    Chapter VI: Criminal Provisions.
    Chapter VII: General and Final Provisions.

  15. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 3 of 2012 on the accession of the Republic of Iraq to the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism of 1999. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2012-07-02 | Date of entry into force: 2012-07-02 | IRQ-2012-L-94319

    The accession of the Republic of Iraq to the International Convention on Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism of 1999.

    The Republic of Iraq sets out reservations to the Conventions and Protocols in Sections No. 4,5,7,8 and 9 of the Annex, until ratification and accession.

  16. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 1 of 2010 concerning Consumer Protection Law. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2010-01-04 | Date of entry into force: 2010-02-08 | IRQ-2010-L-91413

    Chapter I: Definition, Objectives and Scope of Application.
    Chapter II: Consumer Protection Council.
    Chapter III: Consumer Rights.
    Chapter IV: Duties and Responsibilities of the Supplier and the Advertiser
    Chapter V: Prohibitions.
    Chapter VI: Penalties.
    Chapter VII:General Provisions.


  17. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Iraqi Law of Protection and Improvement of the Environment, No. 27 of 2009. (قانون رقم 27 لسنة 2009 حماية و تحسين البيئة) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-12-13 | Date of entry into force: 2010-03-13 | IRQ-2009-L-89060

    This Law aims to improve and to protect the environment by handling the damages, protecting the public health and the natural resources. The Law establishes a Council for the protection and improvement of the environment referring to the Ministry of Environment and cooperating with other Ministries. It also defines its duties and responsibilities. Smaller Councils will be established in the different provinces of the country.
    The Law sets forth provisions for the protection of the environment. The regions responsible for environmental pollution have to use clean technologies and set up a suitable environmental policy. The use of sensors for pollution monitoring and control is recommended as well as the renewable energy technologies. An environmental impact assessment shall be done for any new project held in the country.
    The Law concerns also the protection of water from pollution. It regulates the discharge of effluents whether they are of domestic, industrial or agricultural origin.
    This Law covers as well the following subjects: regulation of air pollution and noise reduction; earth protection; biodiversity protection; management of hazardous waste; protection of the environment from pollution resulting from exploration and extraction of oil wealth and natural gas; establishment of an environmental protection fund; rewards; compensation for damages; and penal provisions.

    The Law repeals the Law No. 3 of 1997 on the protection and improvement of the environment.

  18. Iraq - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Iraq, 2005. - Unofficial English translation Text in Arab

    Adoption: 2005-08-22 | IRQ-2005-C-73414

    The Constitution was adopted by popular referendum on October 15, 2005. Section one deals with fundamental principles. Article one proclaims the Republic of Iraq is a "single, independent federal State with full sovereignty. Its system of government is republican and representative (parliamentary) and democratic". Islam is the official religion of the State and a fundamental source of legislation (art. 2). Section Two (arts. 14-44) provides for rights and liberties including civil and political rights as well as economic, social and cultural liberties (Chapter one). Article 14 provides that all Iraqis are equal before the law without discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, origin, colour, religion, creed, belief or opinion or economic and social status. Art. 16 guarantees equal opportunities for all Iraqis. Art. 22 provides that work is a right for all Iraqis and guarantees the right to form or join a professional association and union. Section Three sets out federal powers, Section Four powers of the federal government, Section Five powers of the region and Section Six the final and transitional provisions.

  19. Iraq - General provisions - Constitution

    Law of 8 March 2004 on the Administration of Iraq during the Transitional Period. - English translation

    Adoption: 2004-03-08 | IRQ-2004-C-66560

  20. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law on State-Owned Enterprises (No. 22 of 1997). - Unofficial English translation Text in Arab

    Adoption: 1997-08-24 | IRQ-1997-L-83222

    Regulates the functioning of State owned companies.

  21. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Company Law (No. 21 of 1997). - Unofficial English translation Text in Arab

    Adoption: 1997 | IRQ-1997-L-83220

    Chapter I - Main Rules
    Chapter II - Establishment of the Company
    Chapter III - The Company's Funds
    Chapter IV - The Company's Management
    Chapter V - Control of Companies
    Chapter VI - Termination of the Company
    Chapter VII - The Simple Company
    Chapter VIII - Miscellaneous Rules

  22. Iraq - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. (5) of 1989 concerning Branches and Offices of Foreign Economic Companies and Organisations.

    Adoption: 1989-08-05 | IRQ-1989-R-8880

  23. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. (68) of 1989 Amending the Companies Law (No. 36) of 1983.

    Adoption: 1989-07-25 | IRQ-1989-L-8879

    Replaces Articles 206 and 210 of the 1983 Companies Law with new provisions relating to licensing, managing, controlling and liquidating foreign economic companies and organisations. Provides for penalties of imprisonment and fines in case of infringement.

  24. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 93 of 1987. Amendment to the Companies' Law (No. 36 of 1983).

    Adoption: 1987-09-15 | IRQ-1987-L-4546

    English version published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Iraq, 1987-12-02, Vol. 30, No. 48, p. 5. Amends ss. 7(1), 39(1) and 64(1) of the 1983 Act in regard to capital shares in mixed companies. Substitutes s. 95(1) on the composition of the board of directors of mixed joint-stock companies, which shall include 9 members, two of whom represent working people in the company.

  25. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 71 of 1987 promulgating the Labour Code. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1987-07-27 | IRQ-1987-L-4988

    The Code (published as LS 1987 - Iraq 2) contains the following Parts: I, Basic principles; II Placement and vocational training; III, Labour relations; IV, Wages; V, Hours of work and leave; VI, Labour protection and workers' protection; VII, internal organisation of work; VIII, Disputes resolution and IX, General and final provisions. It repeals the Labour Code of 1970 (LS 1970 - Iraq 1... 1973 - Iraq 1B) and a series of other Resolutions and Regulations (listed in s. 151). Entry into force from 17 Aug. 1987. Disponible en franšais.

  26. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Implementation of Major Development Projects, Law No. 157 of 1973

    Adoption: 1973-01-10 | IRQ-1973-L-57205

    Regulates the implementation of major development projects. Establishes that the Following-Up Committee for Oil Affairs and Implementation of Agreements is to have legal personality in that it may grant necessary exceptions to the law in order to facilitate the execution of a development project. Regulates that provisions stated in the labour law concerning the termination of workers' service and employment matters are to be observed. However, also establishes that the chairman of the Following-up Committee may make decisions exempting projects from some of the labour law provisions. Regulates the role of the Technical Committee for Coordinating and Studying the methods of implementation of major development projects.

  27. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    A Law to repeal the Law concerning the Higher Council of Social Affairs (No. 36 of 1969). No. 5.

    Adoption: 1972-01-16 | IRQ-1972-L-16453

  28. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 3, respecting the protection of authors' rights.

    Adoption: 1971-01-12 | IRQ-1971-L-17067

    Repeals the Ottoman Law on authors' rights.

  29. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Code [repeals the Labour Code of 1958/1 (No. 1) and the Act respecting vocational rehabilitation (No. 136 of 1967)]. No. 151.

    Adoption: 1970-07-16 | IRQ-1970-L-17606

  30. Iraq - General provisions - Constitution

    Iraqi Interim Constitution.

    Adoption: 1970-07-16 | IRQ-1970-C-42152

    Promulgated by the Revolutionary Command Council. Chapter I defines the Republic of Iraq, establishing Islam as the religion of the State (Art. 4). Art. 5 defines Iraq as an Arab nation, but composed of Arab nationalism and Kurdish nationalism. The Kurdish language is official in the Kurdish region (Art. 7). Chapter II outlines the social and economic foundations of the Iraqi Republic, including the guarantee of private property (Art. 16). The State assumes the responsibility for planning, directing and steering the national economy and establishing a socialist system (Art. 12). Chapter III provides for fundamental rights and duties, including: equality before law without discrimination due to sex, blood, language, social origin and religion (Art. 19); freedom from torture (Art. 22); freedom of opinion, expression, press and assembly (Art. 25); and the right to work (Art. 32). Chapter IV outlines the structure of the government, defining the Revolutionary Command Council as the supreme insitution of the State. It further provides for a National Council, President, and Vice-President. A judiciary is provided for in Section IV of the Chapter, although no specific institutions are established.

  31. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act respecting patents of inventions and industrial design. No. 65.

    Adoption: 1970-03-25 | IRQ-1970-L-17604

    Repeals the Patents Act, No. 61 of 1935.

  32. Iraq - General provisions - Law, Act

    Iraqi Penal Code (Law No. 111 of 1969) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1969 | IRQ-1969-L-57206

    Establishes the criminal code of Iraq. Part One sets basic penalties for offences. These are death, life imprisonment, imprisonment for specific periods, penal servitude, detention, fines, confinement to a centre for young offenders and confinement to a reformatory. Book Two governs crimes injurious to the public interest. Chapter One establishes crimes against the external security of the state and sets penalties for each crime. Chapter Two sets offences against internal security. Chapter Three governs crimes against authority. Part One regulates crimes affecting constituted bodies. Part Five governs crimes affecting the national economy or the financial standing of the state. Chapter Six prohibits public servants form accepting bribes. Part Eight prohibits begging.


© Copyright and permissions 1996-2014 International Labour Organization (ILO) | Privacy policy | Disclaimer