Judicial Board Constituted
CPA head Paul Bremer signed an order creating an independent judicial council to oversee the Iraqi legal system. It will be supervised by the interim minister of justice, Hashim al-Shibli.
This system of law is a secular one. Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani and other Shiite clerics, as well as Ahmad al-Kubaisi on the Sunni side, have called for Islamic law and an Islamic judiciary to be implemented in Iraq.