American politicians, when discussing
Many of these provisions would be a solid addition to our own constitution, or at least our vast collection of federal statutes.
shall observe the principles of a good neighborliness, adhere to the principle of noninterference in the internal affairs of other states, endeavor to settle disputes by peaceful means, establish relations on the basis of mutual interests and reciprocity, and respect its international obligations. Article 8: Iraq
Article 31: Every citizen has the right to health care.
Article 35: (1)(A): The liberty and dignity of man are safeguarded. Article 35 (1)(B) No person may be kept in custody or interrogated except in the context of a judicial decision. Article 35(1)(C): All forms of psychological and physical torture and inhumane treatment shall be prohibited. Any confession coerced by force, threat, or torture shall not be relied on. The victim shall have the right to compensation in accordance with the law for material and moral damages incurred. Article 35(2): The State guarantees the protection of the individual from intellectual, political and religious coercion.
UPDATE: The new plan to introduce Kurdish units into
Meanwhile, the Mahdi army in
GRAPHIC: Iraqi constitution and flag from UNESCO.