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Dito, thanx for a useful list re. Governing Council. But how up-to-date is info from A.P. (Cathy, wish I could tell you!)? Bert Gedin. >From: Cathy Aitchison <email@example.com> >To: AS-ILAS <AS-ILAS@gmx.de> >CC: casi <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Subject: Re: [casi] Iraqi Governing Council >Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 08:38:45 +0100 > >Thank you for this. >I heard on the news that 4 women were selected to be on the Governing >Council - but only 2 are identified below as women: > >RAJA HABIB AL-KHUZAAI >and > >SONDUL CHAPOUK > >Can anyone tell me if any of the others are women - or are there in fact >only 2 women on the Council? >Thanks >Cathy > >In message <002e01c349cf$06921240$7e2407d5@excalibur>, AS-ILAS <AS- >ILAS@gmx.de> writes > > > > > >1) Thumbnail sketches of members of Iraq's newly named 25-member >governing > >council: > > > >2) A text of the authorities of the new Iraqi Governing Council, as > >described by coalition authorities > > > >-------------- > > > >http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50836-2003Jul13.html?nav=hpto > >p_ts > > > >Members of Iraq's Governing Council > > > > > >The Associated Press > >Sunday, July 13, 2003; 3:10 PM > > > > > >Thumbnail sketches of members of Iraq's newly named 25-member governing > >council: > > > >AHMAD CHALABI: A Shiite and leader of the London-based anti-Saddam Iraqi > >National Congress. Chalabi, a 58-year-old former banker who left Iraq as >a > >teenager, had been touted in some U.S. government circles as a future >Iraqi > >leader — though he denies he has any ambitions to lead the country. He >also > >has many critics who are opposed to anyone ruling Iraq after spending so > >many years abroad. Chalabi was convicted in absentia of fraud in a >banking > >scandal in Jordan in 1989 and sentenced to 20 years in prison. His group >is > >an umbrella organization for a number of disparate groups, including >Kurds > >and Shiites. > > > >ABDEL-AZIZ AL-HAKIM: A Shiite and a leader of the Supreme Council for the > >Islamic Revolution in Iraq. SCIRI, long based in neighboring Iran, >opposes a > >U.S. administration in the country but has close ties with the other > >U.S.-backed groups that opposed Saddam, including the Kurds and Chalabi's > >INC. > > > >JALAL TALABANI: A Sunni Kurd and leader of the Patriotic Union of >Kurdistan. > >He and Massoud Barzani of the Kurdistan Democratic Party led the Kurdish > >zone in northern Iraq that had near-autonomy from Saddam's regime since >the > >1991 Gulf War. Born in Kirkuk Province in 1934, Talabani joined the KDP >at > >the age of 15 and rose to its politburo in 1953. But he broke with the >KDP > >and founded the PUK in 1957. > > > >MASSOUD BARZANI: A Sunni Kurd and leader of the Kurdistan Democratic >Party. > >Barzani, 56, leads the KDP, founded in 1946 by his father, the legendary > >mountain warrior Mustafa Barzani. He was a teenager when he became an >aide > >to his father, then became KDP president when his father died in 1979. In > >1983, three of his brothers disappeared in what Kurds call an Iraqi >massacre > >of the Barzani clan when 8,000 people were rounded up by the Baghdad >regime. > > > >IBRAHIM AL-JAAFARI: A Shiite and the main spokesman for the Islamic Dawa > >Party. The party, once based in Iran, launched a bloody campaign against > >Saddam's regime in the late 1970's, but it was crushed in 1982. The group > >said it lost 77,000 members in its war against Saddam. Born in Karbala, > >al-Jaafari was educated at Mosul University as a medical doctor. > > > >NASEER KAMEL AL-CHADERCHI: A Sunni and leader of the National Democratic > >Party. He lives in Baghdad and works as a lawyer, businessman and >farmowner. > >He is the son of Kamel al-Chaderchi, who played a leading role in Iraq's > >democratic development until 1968, when the Baath Party seized power. > > > >IYAD ALLAWI: A Shiite and secretary-general of the Iraq National Accord. >He > >is a medical doctor and began opposition to the Iraqi regime in the early > >1970's. He was at the forefront of efforts to organize opposition both > >within Iraq and abroad. > > > >ADNAN PACHACHI: A Sunni who served as foreign minister in the government > >deposed by Saddam's Baath party in 1968. The respected, 80-year-old > >politician founded the Independent Democratic Movement in February to > >provide a platform for Iraqis who back a secular, democratic government. >He > >returned to Iraq in May after 32 years in exile. > > > >AHMAD SHYA'A AL-BARAK: A Shiite and general coordinator for the Human >Rights > >Association of Babel. He also is coordinator for the Iraqi Bar >Association. > >He has worked with U.N. programs in Iraq since 1991 in the Foreign >Ministry. > > > >AQILA AL-HASHIMI: A Shiite and diplomat, he led the Iraqi delegation to >the > >New York donor's conference for Iraq. He holds a doctorate in modern > >literature and bachelor's degree in Law. > > > >RAJA HABIB AL-KHUZAAI: A Shiite woman who heads the maternity hospital in > >the southern city of Diwaniyah. She studied and lived in Britain from the > >late 1960s until 1977, when she returned to Iraq. > > > >HAMID MAJID MOUSSA: A Shiite and secretary of the Iraqi Communist Party > >since 1993. He is an economist and petroleum researcher. He left Iraq in > >1978 and returned in 1983 to continue his political activities against >the > >Saddam regime. > > > >MOHAMMED BAHR AL-ULOUM: A highly respected Shiite cleric who returned >from > >London where he headed the Ahl al-Bayt charitable center. He was elected >as > >the Shiite member of a leadership triumvirate by the Iraqi opposition >after > >the 1991 Gulf War. > > > >GHAZI MASHAL AJIL AL-YAWER: A Sunni who was born in the northern city of > >Mosul. He is a civil engineer and recently vice president of Hicap > >Technology Co. in Saudi Arabia. > > > >MOHSEN ABDEL-HAMID: A Sunni and secretary-general of the Iraqi Islamic > >Party. He was born in the northern city of Kirkuk and is author of more >than > >30 books on interpretation of the Quran. He was detained in 1996 on >charge > >of reorganizing the IIP. > > > >SAMIR SHAKIR MAHMOUD: A Sunni and member of al-Sumaidy clan. A writer >from > >the western city of Haditha, he was a prominent figure in the opposition >to > >Saddam's regime. > > > >MAHMOUD OTHMAN: A Sunni Kurd who is politically independent but a >longtime > >leader of the Kurdish National Struggle. > > > >SALAHEDDINE MUHAMMAD BAHAAEDDINE: A Sunni Kurd who was first elected > >secretary-general of the Kurdistan Islamic Union in the first conference >of > >the party in 1994. He was born in the Kurdish village of Halabja and has > >written several books in Kurdish and Arabic. > > > >YOUNADEM KANA: An Assyrian Christian, secretary-general of the Democratic > >Assyrian Movement and active member of the Assyrian-Chaldian Christian > >community. He was a former minister of public works and housing and a >former > >minister of industry and energy in Iraqi Kurdistan. He began activism > >against Saddam in 1979. > > > >MOUWAFAK AL-RABII: A Shiite and longtime human rights activists. A member >of > >the British Royal Doctors' College, he practices internal medicine and > >neurology. > > > >DARA NOOR ALZIN: A Sunni Kurd who served as a judge on the Court of >Appeal. > >He ruled that of Saddam's edicts — confiscating land without proper > >compensation — was unconstitutional. He was sentenced to two years in > >prison, eight of them served at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison west of > >Baghdad before being released in a general amnesty in October. > > > >SONDUL CHAPOUK: A Turkoman and a woman from the northern city of Kirkuk. >She > >was trained as an engineer and teacher. She serves as leader of the Iraqi > >Women's Organization. > > > >WAEL ABDUL-LATIF: A Shiite lawyer and judge, named governor of the >southern > >city of Basra on July 4 by local authorities. > > > >ABDUL-KARIM MAHMOUD AL-MOHAMMEDAWI: A Shiite, dubbed "Prince of the >Marshes" > >for leading the resistance movement against Saddam in the southern march > >region of Iraq for 17 years. He was imprisoned for six years and leads >the > >Iraqi political group Hezbollah in the southern city of Amarah. > > > >ABDEL-ZAHRAA OTHMAN: A Shiite and the leader of the Islamic Dawa Movement >in > >Basra. He is a writer, philosopher and political activist, who served as > >editor of several newspapers and magazines. > > > > > >------------- > >2) > > > >http://cbsnewyork.com/international/Iraq-Council-Text-ai/resources_news_html > > > >A text of the authorities of the new Iraqi Governing Council, as >described > >by coalition authorities > > > >Monday July 14, 2003 > > > >BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A text of the authorities and responsibilities of the > >Iraqi Governing Council that held its inaugural meeting Sunday, according >to > >a document released by the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority: > > > > > >The Governing Council is the principal body of the interim administration >of > >Iraq called for in U.N. Security Council Resolution 1483. It will >exercise > >specific powers in addition to representing the interests of the Iraqi > >people to the Coalition Provisional Authority and the international > >community. > > > > > >Ministerial authorities: The Governing Council shall name an interim > >minister for each ministry. Each minister will be responsible to the > >Governing Council, reporting back to it regularly. The Governing Council > >shall have the authority to dismiss ministers should they lose the >Council's > >confidence. > > > > > >Policy authorities: The coalition will be required to consult with the > >Governing Council on all major decisions and questions of policy. The > >Governing Council shall have the right to set policies and take decisions >in > >cooperation with the coalition in any area of national policy, including > >financial and economic reform, education, electoral law, health. > > > > > >The Governing Council shall decide how it wishes to organize itself for >the > >purpose of preparing new policies. It may choose to form specialist > >commissions to generate proposals. It could also include experts from the > >United Nations, the coalition or other bodies on such commissions. > > > > > >Foreign Affairs: In addition to naming Iraq's interim minister of foreign > >affairs and overseeing his or her work, the Governing Council will >arrange > >for international representation during the interim period. Together with > >the coalition the Council shall name Iraqi nationals to serve as > >representatives to international organizations and conferences. The >Council > >will also have the authority to appoint heads of Iraq's bilateral >missions > >abroad and to receive representatives from other countries. > > > > > >Finance: The Governing Council will name an interim finance minister and > >oversee his or her activities. The Council, with the coalition and with >the > >involvement of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the United > >Nations Development Program, will play a full part in drawing up the 2004 > >national budget. The 2004 budget will be subject to Council approval. The > >Council will have the right to consider substantial amendments to the >2003 > >emergency budget. It will also have the right to develop policies >regarding > >monetary and fiscal matters. > > > > > >Security: The Governing Council shall have the right to prepare policies >on > >matters concerning Iraq's national security, including the rebuilding and > >reform of Iraq's armed forces, police and justice sector. The Governing > >Council will be responsible for ensuring that Iraq's police and military >are > >de-politicized and that the principle of civilian oversight and >supervision > >of the military is established. > > > >Operational security matters will remain the responsibility of the >coalition > >during the period of transition. > > > > > >Consitutional Process: The Governing Council shall consider appointing a > >Preparatory Constitutional Commission to recommend a process by which a >new > >constitution for Iraq will be prepared and approved. The Commission would > >report to the Council. The recommended procedure should lead to a new > >constitution based on the principles adopted at the Salahuddin and >Nasariyah > >conferences. > > > >Once adopted, the constitution would pave the way for national elections > >leading to a new, fully sovereign Iraqi government which will immediately > >take over the powers and responsibilities of the coalition. > > > > > >(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. 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