Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the Right Honourable Lord Justice Gross, Lead Judge for International Relations and the Right Honourable Lady Justice Rafferty, Chair of Judicial College as well as His Honour Judge Hatton, head of trainings at the Judicial College.
The meeting was also attended by the Head of the Judicial Council of the Kurdistan Region Judge Bangin Qasim, President of the Kurdistan Bar Association Bakhtiyar Qazi and the Kurdistan Regional Government Minister of Interior, Mr. Karim Sinjari.
The delegation expressed their willingness to collaborate with the Judicial Council of the Kurdistan Region, support the role of law and strengthen the courts of the Region at the technical level as well as training the judges at home and abroad, similar to their collaboration with the Iraqi Judicial Council. The objective is to help better manage the cases of terrorism and support the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.
Prime Minister Barzani expressed his government’s full support to the cooperation between the Judicial Council of the Kurdistan Region and UK judicial authorities that would help to further develop the judiciary experience in the Kurdistan Region.
The latest developments in the region and topics related to the relations between the Kurdistan Region and the United Kingdom were also discussed.