Yesterday afternoon, Attorney General Eric Holder met with Iraq’s Chief Justice Medhat al Mahmood at the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Chief Justice and Attorney General reaffirmed their commitment to a continuing and strong relationship between their countries under the Strategic Framework Agreement. The Chief Justice and the Attorney General also spoke about the strength and independence of the Iraqi judiciary and also the continuing challenges it faces. The two also discussed the lengthy and productive relationship between the Department of Justice and the Iraqi Higher Judicial Council to foster the rule of law in Iraq.
Chief Justice Medhat is in Washington, D.C. as part of a senior judicial delegation sent by the Government of Iraq.
For more information about the Department of Justice and Iraq, visit Justice.gov/Iraq.