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The ABA and Iraq

July 03, 2008
On Law Day 2003, the American Bar Association launched its Iraq Initiative in the wake of the country’s recent liberation from Saddam Hussein. It was commenced with the ABA’s goal—“to advance the rule of law around the world” in mind. The Association hoped its efforts, in the tradition of CEELI’s (the ABA’s Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative) initiatives to promote the rule of law in Eastern Europe after the fall of communism, would assist in the reconstruction of the Iraqi legal system...