Preventing Violence Against Women (PVAW)
October 2nd, 2014 by Armin Seif
The project examines the current system for the prevention of violence against women aiming to propose changes in the legislation and ultimately introduce a reform programme for good governance.
Sectarianism and Sectarianisation in Iraq: Ambassadorial Appointments as an Exemplar
May 25th, 2021 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen
Sectarianisation of Iraq’s governance has already become a powerful driver of conflict. Left unaddressed, it can become irreversible. Here, ambassadorial appointments are used to underline the issues and offer ways forward.
State-building: A Roadmap for the Rule of Law and Institutionalisation in the Kurdistan Region
June 12th, 2018 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen
This policy book addresses the structural & functional weaknesses in th KRI’s governance system, and makes practical recommendations for its reform.
Iraq and Libya: common challenges for the years ahead
February 8th, 2017 by Irene Costantini
Iraq and Libya are facing similar challenges: a post-IS recovery; a fiscal crisis and striking a power balance between central and local authorities.
Time for a Radical Rethink. Full report on the MERI Economic Forum 2016
July 12th, 2016 by MERI
This first MERI Economic Forum explored the challenges and policy options available to mitigate the current economic crisis in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq. The title, “Time for a Radical Rethink,” was reflected in the debates that resulted in actionable recommendations for the government and private sector.
Compliance of Armed Forces with International Humanitarian Law
May 2nd, 2016 by MERI
This initiative is aimed at raising awareness of the norms and principles of IHL at all levels of Peshmerga forces; developing comprehensive mechanisms and policy recommendations that support compliance with IHL; and demonstrating the Peshmerga’s commitment to protecting fundamental human rights during times of war.
Sharing Visions for the Future of the Middle East
February 17th, 2016 by MERI
In convening such high-level panels and making room for the participation of diplomats, government officials, civil society representatives, and media, the MERI Forum 2015 fostered greater debate and, more importantly, action on these issues.
A Tough Job: Building Democracy in Oil-Dependent Kurdistan
December 6th, 2015 by Dave van Zoonen
A social contract which enables the KRG to escape accountability in return for providing a salary and services is fundamentally at odds with Kurdistan’s democratic aspirations.
Good Governance in Kurdistan Region of Iraq – In 2020
November 13th, 2014 by Armin Seif
By 2020, the Kurdistan Region in Iraq will provide a leading example for the practice of good governance for the rest of the Middle East
Iraq as we knew it, is no longer
July 3rd, 2014 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen
The significance and impact of the surprise occupation of much of the Sunni triangle of Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) are far greater than what meets the eye.