The Public Law Branch holds a scientific symposium under the title (Women and Enhancing their Role in Iraqi Legislation) sponsored by the Dean of the Faculty of Law, in 8/3/2023, the Head of the Public Law Branch, Assistant Professor Dr. Thamer Muhammad Rakhees, the lecturer Dr. Mustafa Imad Al-Bayati and the lecturer Dr. Muhammad Hassan Jassim lectured, where the symposium began with an opening speech in which the lecturers spoke about the importance of the role of women in society and the need to grant them their rights and praise their role, The symposium focused on two axes:
1- International conventions that guarantee women their rights: the most important of which is (the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women “CEDAW” issued in 1979 and in force in 1981), which Iraq ratified under Law No. ( 66) of 1986.
2- National legislation that guarantees women their rights: by establishing the principle of equality in rights and duties contained in Article (14) of the Constitution of Iraq for the year 2005, and the extent to which this principle is applied in other laws such as the Iraqi Penal Code No. (111) for the year 1969 and the civil service laws in force in At the end of the symposium, several recommendations were put forward, the most important of which are:
Reconsider Iraqi legislation that is inconsistent or inconsistent with Iraq’s international obligations contained in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
Legislating laws for the protection of women during the armed conflict in order to prevent the perpetrators of crimes against women from escaping punishment during this period, and expediting the enactment of laws on domestic violence that establishes the effective role of women in building and caring for the family.