Iraq’s Constitution of 2005
Article 19. The judiciary is independent and no power is above the judiciary except the law. Article 88. Judges are independent, and there is no authority over them except that of the law. No power shall have the right to interfere in the judiciary and the affairs of justice.
Judicial Council or Parallel Institution
Article 91. The Higher Juridical Council shall exercise the following authorities: First. To manage the affairs of the judiciary and supervise the federal judiciary. Second. To nominate the Chief Justice and members of the Federal Court of Cassation, the Chief Public Prosecutor, and the Chief Justice of the Judiciary Oversight Commission, and to present those nominations to the Council of Representatives to approve their appointment. Third. To propose the draft of the annual budget of the federal judicial authority, and to present it to the Council of Representatives for approval.