Events Archive

April 2, 2007
Guest Speaker
Crafting a Constitution for Iraq

Speaker: Feisal Istrabadi, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Iraqi Mission to the United Nations
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Wynne Courtroom
Contact: For more information contact Nandini Mascarenhas (International Law Society)

Feisal Istrabadi is Deputy Permanent Representative of the Iraqi Mission to the United Nations, which position he has held since 2004. In 2004 he was also appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Iraqi Ministry for Foreign Affairs. As a legal advisor to the Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. al-Istrabadi negotiated U.N. Security Council Resolution 1546 (June 2004). He was also a principal legal drafter of the Law of Administration of the State of Iraq for the Transitional Period, i.e. the transitional constitution of the country (2003-2004) and author of the bill of Fundamental Rights. Before engaging in the reconstruction of Iraq, Mr. al-Istrabadi had been a practicing barrister in the United States for 15 years, with approximately 70 jury and bench civil trials in federal and State courts, and numerous administrative hearings. He is a Senior Fellow for Legal Reform and Development in the Arab World, the International Human Rights Law Institute, College of Law, DePaul University, Chicago. Ambassador Istrabadi holds a JD degree from Indiana University School of Law - BloomingtonĀ and a Master of Laws degree from Northwestern University.

Sponsored by the International Law Society.