Start date: 2009 at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
Areas of expertise: Constitutional Law, Capacity Building, Water Law
Highlights: 2 projects, 2 conferences plus training seminars, colloquia, study visits


In Iraq, the implementation of the 2005 constitution has still not been completely successful. The reasons for this are varied and can be found in Iraqi society but also in the constitution itself. Inspired by Iraqi lawyers and politicians, the Iraq Team began its work at the beginning of 2009. The projects focused on the wishes of the Iraqi partners. The key aspects were seminars on constitutional issues, judicial
training and the strengthening of democratic institutions. The overall aim of the project is the promotion of the rule of law and therefore the stabilisation of Iraq’s fragile state structure. In particular, conferences and training seminars on constitutional jurisdiction, basic rights, federalism and similar fundamental issues are held in Iraq in this context. At individual events in Heidelberg, the participants also find out about how German constitutional bodies function. The project is comprised of three main components: the Constitutional Colloquia in Heidelberg, the seminars for judges and other lawyers and the Rule of Law Conferences in Erbil. Completed Project of the Global Knowledge Transfer Working Group at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law.

Current projects in Iraq

  • There are no current projects.

Completed projects in Iraq