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Subject: Iraqi Constitution Text
Category: Reference, Education and News > Current Events
Asked by: calaban9-ga
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Posted: 23 Aug 2005 08:09 PDT
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Question ID: 559250
Where can I find the full text of the new Iraqi Constitution?

Request for Question Clarification by omnivorous-ga on 23 Aug 2005 09:19 PDT
Calaban9 --

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
Guardian (U.K.):

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.)

Carnegie Endowment
"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
researchers know.

Best regards,

Subject: Re: Iraqi Constitution Text
Answered By: justaskscott-ga on 25 Aug 2005 00:29 PDT
Hello calaban9,

Here is the full draft, in 12 parts, as posted on Wednesday by the AP:

"Text of the Draft Iraqi Constitution," by the Associated Press (Aug 24, 2005)
Yahoo! News

- justaskscott

Search strategy --

Searched on Google News for:

iraq constitution

Searched on Yahoo! News for:

"complete text of the draft Iraqi Constitution"
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