Iraq

Council of Representatives of Iraq

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
92 (2012)
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Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
335 (2011)
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Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
98 (2011)
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Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
237 (2011)
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Dates of the previous legislature
14.06.2010 to 30.05.2014
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Executive-legislative relations

Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation: Not applicable; No further action is taken. The legislation is rejected; The legislation is returned to Parliament for re-examination; The legislation is referred to the Constitutional/Supreme Court;The legislation is put to a referendum; Other (please specify)
The legislation is returned to Parliament for re-examination
Not applicable. The Head of State cannot decline to give assent to legislation adopted by parliament
No
Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree: Not applicable; Parliament; Head of State; Constitutional/Supreme Court; Other (please specify)
Not applicable. There is no procedure to introduce emergency legislation.
Yes