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Peter, The IAMB has now been set up - the terms of reference are at http://www.imf.org/external/country/irq/eng/2003/iamb/102103.htm Looking at them, it seems that the IAMB has managed to carve itself out a certain level of independence. A couple of the worst bits of the CPA's proposals have been removed (they wanted to appoint the first chair, and also 5 non-voting members), and the IAMB is getting its own secretariat (before, it looked as though the IAMB would have been reliant on the CPA for administrative support). However - the CPA will select auditors for the DFI (though the IAMB can reject them) - there are requirements that the IAMB 'consult' with the CPA before acting in certain areas. How that plays out will, I suppose, depend on the relative power of the US vs. the international community in Iraq: it could be ignored (if the CPA is weak) or become very important I'm sure that several list members know more about this that I do - any comments? Dan On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > Alot of the confusion concerning Iraq's finances could be > cleared in the future if the CPA goes ahead and permits the > International Monitoring and Advisory Board to be > established, as it is required to do so according to UNSC > Resolution 1483. Recently, Paul Bremer has announced that > this will be set up soon, but it has taken several months. > If nothing else, focusing public attention on these issues > will compel the CPA to act. Furthermore, details of > expenditure from the CPA since May are sketchy, regardless > of where the money has come from. > > Peter Kiernan > > _______________________________________________ > Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. > To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss > To contact the list manager, email email@example.com > All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk > _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk