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For Immediate Release
May 10, 2004

International Legal Experts Share Knowledge to Strengthen Iraqi Courts
Iraq Fact of the Day

Twenty-eight Iraqi judges and Ministry of Justice officials recently attended a Rule of Law training workshop in the Hague, where they discussed the unique challenges facing the Iraqi judiciary. U.S. Supreme Court justices Anthony Kennedy and Sandra Day O'Connor, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Woolf, and other legal experts met with the Iraqi judges to discuss separation of powers, federalism, and the courts' role in securing fundamental rights. International expertise is helping to strengthen Iraq's courts so they can play a key role in building the framework for an open, democratic society.

Source: U.S. Department of State

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