Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Iraqi compromise needed in constitutional review process

As the deadline draws closer, a United Nations special envoy has reiterated its call for consensus among all political blocs in the Iraqi Constitutional Review process in order to prevent divisive coalitions and further deter progress.

“For a successful constitutional review process, all groups will have to come to the table to make compromises, and the process will need to be kept alive until it reaches a conclusion,” Ashraf Qazi, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative, said in Baghdad.

One of the goals of the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is to ensure the successful implementation of a federal system within Iraq, creating an environment of collaboration across regional and ethnic divides to ensure that power and oil revenues are distributed fairly.

In a press release, the U.N. mission stated that, “UNAMI believes the constitutional review is an opportunity that should be seized to find an agreement that addresses the concerns and anxieties of all communities, and believes that such solutions exist and urges Iraqis to work together to find them.”

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