Projects: Legislation in a Country of Law and Order

In the absence or lack of legislative control and oversight, it is possible for power to be misused and democracy may become undermined, which in turn could have a negative effect on the fundamental rights and liberties of citizens. Therefore, to preclude such a scenario, it is of paramount importance for democratic regimes to create and maintain a clear legislative framework for the existing security departments. For a country still in its infant stage of democracy like Iraq, this is even more crucial for a successful democratic transition. Towards that end, GS-Foundation is organizing a workshop with the goal to better equip Iraqis with the knowledge necessary to help their security departments function in a way that is consistent with the principles of a democratic country governed by the rule of law.