Sustaining the Progress Achieved by U.S. Rule of Law Programs in Iraq Remains Questionable
SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA
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Between 2003 and June 2012, the U.S. government spent about 560.3 million1 United States government entities, including the Departments of State DoS, Justice DoJ, Defense DoD, and the U.S. Agency for International Development USAID, as well as international agencies and others, have provided assistance to the Government of Iraq GOI in developing a new RoL system. Most of the individual assistance efforts have been focused in three functional areas corrections programs, judicial activities, and police training. to develop andor reconstitute the corrections and judicial components of the Rule of Law RoL system in Iraq. RoL in a modern state comprises, among other things, a constitution, a legislature, a court system, police, prisons, due process and equal protection under the law, a commercial code of laws, and meaningful anticorruption systems. 2 This report focuses on the corrections program and the judicial program. The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction SIGIR performed this audit to determine the programmatic and financial status of DoJ s, INL s, and USAID s judicial, correctional, and accessibility programs in Iraq. SIGIR previously reported on the police training program.
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