Federal Court of Cassation
Federal Court of Cassation

Federal Court of Cassation


 Court of Cassation

It is the supreme judicial commission that examines the decisions issued by the civil courts , personal status courts (family courts) and criminal courts regarding the crimes with sentence of more than (5) years. The Court of Cassation is only one in Iraq , its headquarter is in Baghdad and consists of many commissions:-

* The General Panel:
It consists of all members of the court (currently , they are 27 including the Chief and Vice-Chief). It is hold once at the end of the month and chaired by the chief or the vice-chief in order to examine the important cases that the chief decides to be examined by the general panel.

* Criminal  Expanded Commission:
It consists of  the largest part of the members of the court provided that they are not less than (15) members. It is held and  chaired by the chief or the vice-chief of the court and it is competent in examining the death sentences cases or the criminal cases that the chief decides to be examined by this commission.

* Civil Expanded Commission:
It consists of a number of members of the court provided that they are not less than (7) and it is competent in examining the important civil cases or the cases that the chief decides to be examined by this commission.

* The Criminal Commission:
It consists of a number of members of the court ,are not less than (5) and it is competent in examining cases punished for by life imprisonment  or less.

*  Other Civil Commissions consist of a number of members of the courts and each commission is competent in trying certain cases

* Personal Status Commission consists of a number of judges of the court are no less than (3) and it is competent in examining the decisions of the Personal Status Courts (Family Courts).

 

 

 



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