Supreme Court awaiting Cabinet, Parliament action before deciding INOC case

Court wants to know content of new government's proposed changes to earlier national oil company law before deciding how to rule on the legal challenge.
Supreme Court awaiting Cabinet, Parliament action before deciding INOC case
Iraq's Federal Supreme Court in a Nov. 13, 2018, hearing postponing a hearing on a lawsuit challenging a law reconstituting the national oil company. (Source: Federal Supreme Court)

BAGHDAD - The new government of Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi has been given one month to provide information about a new law it has proposed to reconstitute the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC), the Federal Supreme Court said in a hearing Sunday, in an ongoing case challenging a March 2018 law to restart the company.

The challenge to the earlier INOC law was filed by Iraqi oil experts and the government of Missan province, which argue that a number of the articles violated the constitution.

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