Supreme Court delays crucial oil rights ruling

Kurdistan scolded for late response to court, as both it and federal government instructed to present additional legal arguments.
Supreme Court delays crucial oil rights ruling
Iraq's Federal Supreme Court on June 27, 2018, hears a case filed by the Oil Ministry against the KRG. (Source: Federal Supreme Court media office)

BAGHDAD - Iraq’s Federal Supreme Court has given lawyers until Aug. 4 to present additional documents in the federal government's case against the Kurdistan region's independent oil policy, and set the next hearing for Aug. 14.

"This will be the last postponement," said Chief Justice Medhat Mahmoud, who had previously set June 27 as the final deadline for a hearing.

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