Armed with their own constitution, Yezidis prepare for Ezdihikhan to break away from the slavery of Kurdistan

While Kurds prepare for Kurdistan, Yezidis prepare to break away from the slavery of the same very Kurdistan and create Ezdihikhan. To that end they even have their own constitution, a map and a flag. Yezidi Post spoke to the minister of justice of Ezdihikhan , Nallein Al-Sowilo and got access to parts of the new constitution being prepared by the Yezidis for future Ezdihikhan.

Ezidikhan Code of Laws Rationale

Overview of the present condition of Ezidikhan Legal environment

Customary Law

Ezidikhan is a more than 7000 yr old civilization and with own customs.
A key priority for the development of the Ezidikhan Code of Laws is to identify,
recognize and codify customary laws. Customary laws will inform statutory laws as
they are developed to meet civil and criminal law needs to serve Ezidikhan society.
The customs of the peoples make up the customary law including social, spiritual
and cultural practices from time immemorial. Therefore, these are areas of
customary law that must be documented.

Statutory Laws

Ezidikhan as an Autonomous Region, part of Iraq was Proclaimed into modern existence on 25
July 2017 affirming what has long existed as a cultural reality. Its first public and
official statutory law is the organic law Establishment of the Provisional
Government of Ezidikhan (25 July 2017, Lalish, Ezidikhan) under the authority of
the Supreme Spiritual Leaders. No statutory laws have been enacted by the new
government except the organize Proclamation that recognizes the inherent powers
of the Yezidi, Shabakh, Zoroastrian and Assryian peoples to govern themselves.

Accordingly, these are the preliminary areas of law that must be considered to be
included in the Ezidikhan Code of Laws:

Civil Rights Law
Civil rights law aims to balance competing interests between institutions of
government on the one hand and individuals or groups of individuals on the other.
This area of the law involves discrimination and unfair practices that infringe on
rights and liberties such as expression, employment, housing, education, or other
entitlements.

 

“Unlike as in Kurdistan, where non-Muslims are subjected to Sharia law, all citizens of Ezdihikhan will have equal opportunities with respect to opportunities provided to the citizens by the Ezdihikhan Autonomous Region.While providing opportunities, there will be no distinction in terms of race, gender or birth.”

Immigration Law
This area involves individuals at all stages of the naturalization process. Other
aspects of the profession relate to refugee and asylum seekers, as well as to
individuals in the country without legal permission. Naturalization and immigration
laws are proposed and enacted by the Governing Council.

Bankruptcy Law
Bankruptcy law applies to the insolvency problems of individuals as well as
organizations.

Business (Corporate) law
Corporate law involves the formation, dissolution, and all other legal aspects of the
administration of corporations. Typical duties of corporate lawyers include mergers,
acquisitions, internal reorganization, or disputes between corporations and
individuals concerning liability, patents, and compliance with state and federal law,
as well as international accords.

Criminal Law
Criminal law focuses on behaviors that are sanctioned under criminal code and
defined as illegal.

Entertainment Law
Entertainment law predominantly relates to Intellectual Property Law, but is more
specifically centered on rights and royalties problems to media in the arts, music,
television, cinema, or athletics. Sports lawyers ensure compliance with regulations
for professional or amateur athletics and may represent an athlete for a contractual
transaction.

Environmental Law
Environmental law concerns a multitude of statutes, treaties, regulations, and
conventions based in nations and or transnational law.

Family Law
Family law focuses on legal relations between individuals in the context of the
family.  This area involves a variety of areas ranging from child welfare, domestic
partnerships, and marriages.

Health Law
Family law focuses on legal relations between individuals in the context of the
family.  The Governing Council may establish policies that will need to be
implemented through specific laws

Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual Property law focuses on protecting the rights of inventors, authors,
holders of cultural artifacts and businesses to their tangible and intangible
creations, inventions and symbols.

Labor (Employment) Law
Labor law is concerned with the relations between workers and their employers on
matters ranging from wages and compensation, through harassment, to
discrimination based on gender, disability, or age

Military Law
Military law involves codes and procedures that govern legal matters in the armed
forces.

Personal Injury Law
Personal injury law deals with intentional or unintentional wrongdoing that affects
individuals physically or psychologically.

Real Estate Law
Real Estate law involves land or construction ownership, development, litigation,
tenant rights, or landlord disputes.

Tax Law
Tax law is a dynamic field that deals with domestic and international transactions.
Because of the frequent modifications to local, state, and federal codes and the
complexity of fiscal policy that guides these changes, experts in tax law engage in
continuous education at greater rates than in many other fields of law.

Conduct discussions with Ministers
The Ministerial Cabinet is a valuable part of the law development process. These
ministers and their aids assist the Prime Minister in the development of proposed
laws (customary and statutory) for submission to the Governing Council. The
Governing Council may also originate laws that will be in turn administered by the
various ministers. It is logical, therefore that the Ministers engage in early
discussions and development of proposals for establishing legal code
recommendations to the Prime Minister for later consideration by the Governing
Council

 

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