Article 140 and the oil and gas major axes of the Joint Commission between Baghdad and Erbil

On: Wednesday 09/12/2012 09:49 am

 Baghdad / Iyad al-Tamimi
parliamentary source revealed yesterday that Baghdad and Erbil close a lot of resolve their differences according to previous agreements between the two sides in addition to abiding by the Constitution. The source, who preferred not to be named, told the reporter term that "a committee of the National Alliance includes lawmakers from a coalition of state law and advisers of the prime minister

Agreed with a delegation from the Kurdistan region to sit at the same table and put the outstanding issues between the province and the center. "The source added that" the Commission will cost 3 judges of the Federal Court will be announced names later to explain the material disputed in the Constitution to resolve differences. "

The source speculated that the first meeting of the Commission after the return of President Jalal Talabani, from a treatment trip in Germany, stressing that "this committee has received a positive echo in both the coalition and the delegation of the region."

The source pointed out that "most files that will be resolved oil and gas law and balancing the Kurdistan region by the federal government decided to reduce to 14 percent after 17 percent, in addition to the agreement on the mechanism of action of the Article 140 Committee concerning the disputed areas."

In the same context announced decision of the Commission on oil and energy parliamentary Qassim Mohammed for a meeting of the committee formed to discuss the law of oil and gas from the legal and the Committee on Energy and the Presidency, in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs Hussain al-Shahristani and Oil Minister Abdul Karim defect to examine and discuss oil and gas law and choose Copy from the drafts four which provided for the committee. "

He added Mohammed told over yesterday, "that today's meeting of the most important meetings that members of the joint committee formed by the two" oil and legal "to file their recommendations to the Prime Minister on their findings," likely "that the law would be ready for a vote during this month," but Mohammed confirmed on "the need for a political consensus before inserting anything on the schedule works."

He pointed out that "the Commission is keen to take the law into consideration the views of specialists from the central government and the territorial Government and the oil and energy committees and the parliamentary legal."

In the meantime excluded member of the Commission on oil and energy parliamentary Susan Saad solution is reached on the law of oil and energy only in the presence of what they called a political deal, likely to be deported to the next session being of political laws and that he was about the country's economy.

Saad said, "We are in a cluster of virtue and as members of the Oil and Energy Committee reject the adoption of this law within a political deal", the "demand for adoption," according to acceptable to the public interest. "

It revealed the leadership of the Supreme Council chairman of the parliamentary bloc citizen Baqir Jabr said a meeting of the leaders of the blocks it was agreed on a number of topics notably accelerate the legislation of important laws such as oil and gas and the Federal Court and a general amnesty. "

Regarding the role of the Supreme Council in the convergence of views between Arbil and Baghdad confirmed Solagh told the reporter term "that the council stands at the same distance from everyone and no interest is not with Maliki's coalition and with the Kurdish parties," he said that "nothing to do with the Supreme Council transactions political that took place in the Erbil and therefore we can not say our word at the present time, "calling the blocks to disclose those agreements.

Solagh said that "what is happening among all political forces is limited in being different views no more" and said, "that most of the files on the way to the return of the President of the Republic solution."

However, the leader of the Supreme Council by saying "that the dispute still exists on the venue of the National Conference under the auspices of the President of the Republic," explaining that "Talabani hinted the possibility to take place in Sulaymaniyah as a solution that satisfies all parties."

For its part, the Commission considered legal in the House of Representatives that "all political debates will end once the passage of the Federal Court Act as Faisal in the interpretation of the articles of the Constitution, especially those that can be called Palmtatih".

The member of the Legal Committee bright Naji out that "despite the fact that there does not want to pass a law of the Federal Court because he believes that the present Court closer to their aspirations but legislation law will facilitate many of the actions taken later regarding interpretations of constitutional and conflicts that arise."

He stated that "the formation of the Federal Court in accordance with the Constitution also is a necessity as required paper political reforms and the political process. And do not even give explanations and interpretations whenever a decision by the Court is challenged that this was issued by a court is not provided by the constitution or is the problem constitutionally."

He Naji that "the draft law was completed and was in-depth study and research in which the Committee held legal several workshops, meetings and listened to remarks made by the House of Representatives during the first reading and the second and reached a final and acceptable was sent to the Presidency Council is that after a meeting of the political blocs were to object to several points including expanding the number of Islamic scholars and jurists, so it was agreed to become number four Islamic scholars and nine judges, including jurists. " "The objections emerged in regards to voting in the case of law to the contrary constants Islam, and pointed out that the Constitution states in its preamble that he shall not enact any law that contradicts the established Islam does not need to be included in the law, but the National Alliance insisted that the principle provided for by Islamists and give scholars to object to veto any law contrary to Islamic jurisprudence. " He Naji that "an agreement was reached that the law would be prohibited through the approval of three of the four do not go if objected three of the four scholars in Islamic jurisprudence regarding the law violates the constants of Islam, and there was of the opinion that the rights and freedoms are respected and if any law deals with the rights and freedoms there must be approval of three of the four jurists. "

He stated that "when the law to vote there saw that he must take a two-thirds majority decisions and there are those who say that the vote will be through three quarters and there are those who say an absolute majority, and this point remained controversial."

Naji "Federal Court formed according to the State Administration Law was not in its mandate the interpretation of the constitutional text, but when the promulgation of the 2005 Constitution provided for the exclusive jurisdiction of the court was the interpretation of the constitutional text." "There are a decision of the Federal Court and the legal opinion indicates that the Constitution provided for the jurisdiction of the Court, it eliminates the Old Court and the Court considers federal powers the new set by her" adding that "even if the composition of the Court in a new will have to interpret provisions of the Constitution."