Sadiq Al Timimi is a well-known lawyer from Baghdad, Iraq, specializing in constitutional law. He has written the internal codes for several human rights and non-governmental organisations in Iraq, and is a regular contributor to the Iraqi press, writing on issues such as constitutional law and civil society. I spoke to him on August 6th and 7th 2014.
Donnchadh Mac an Ghoill: Sadiq, in the first place I’d like to thank you for taking the time to do this interview for Zero Anthropology.
Sadiq Al Timimi: You’re very welcome.
D: You began to practice as a lawyer about ten years before the US invasion in 2003?
S: Yes, nine years before.
D: Was there a lot of political interference in the law at that time?
S: It was accepted that to be appointed a judge, you had to be a member of the…
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