(excerpted from EADSURLs no.48)
IRAQ: THE INTERIM CONSTITUTION
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Updated March 8, 2004.
This document reviews the history of the Iraqi Governing Council (ICG) and its attempts to craft a legal framework for the new government of Iraq, slated to begin after June 30, when the U.S-led Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) turns over power. There is a brief discussion of major provisions in the new constitution and excellent links to related sources, including one to the text of the constitution on the CPA web site.