Request for Question Clarification by
23 Aug 2005 09:19 PDT
The text of the draft constitution still has some 20 issues left
unsettled, according to the New York Times report this morning:
New York Times
"Iraq's Assembly Is Given Charter, Still Unfinished," (Filkens &
Glanz, Aug. 23, 2005)
Whatever the issues are that are remaining, the "draft" published by
the Associated Press seems to have a number of articles missing from
it, as they are not always consecutive. By all accounts, the AP text
is translated from the original Arabic-language constitution. Not
just does this leading U.S. newspaper rely on the AP report as the
full text, but so too do other world newspapers, including The
Associated Press/NY Times
"Draft Iraqi Constitution," (Aug. 22, 2005)
But the AP version is too truncated to look like a complete draft.
The Carnegie Endowment has a commented version of a draft of the July
27, 2005 Iraqi Bill of Rights -- but not the complete constitution.
You'll see that it's more complete, leading to the conclusion that the
AP has only summarized the high points.
(Many websites have the interim Constitution that's in-force today.)
"Constitution of Iraq: Draft Bill of Rights"
Google search strategy:
text of proposed Iraq Constitution
Iraq constitution draft "full text"
I'm posting this as a Clarification Request rather than an Answer,
because the Internet doesn't seem to have precisely what you're
seeking -- not in a Google News or standard Google search. That may
change during the day or later this week. Note that it's also likely
that someone will post a scanned version of the Arabic version sooner,
so that if you're seeking an English translation, you may wish to let