November 15, 2003
1. The "Fundamental Law"
– Bill of rights, to include freedom of speech, legislature, religion; statement of equal rights of all Iraqis, regardless of gender, sect, and ethnicity; and guarantees of due process.
– Federal arrangement for Iraq, to include governorates and the separation and specification of powers to be exercised by central and local entities.
– Statement of the independence of the judiciary, and a mechanism for judicial review.
– Statement of civilian political control over Iraqi armed and security forces.
– Statement that Fundamental Law cannot be amended.
– An expiration date for Fundamental Law.
– Timetable for drafting of Iraq's permanent constitution by a body directly elected by the Iraqi people; for ratifying the permanent constitution; and for holding elections under the new constitution.
2. Agreements with Coalition on Security
3. Selection of Transitional National Assembly
– In each governorate, the CPA will supervise a process by which an "Organizing Committee" of Iraqis will be formed. This Organizing Committee will include 5 individuals appointed by the Governing Council, 5 individuals appointed by the Provincial Council, and 1 individual appointed by the local council of the five largest cities within the governorate.
– The purpose of the Organizing Committee will be to convene a "Governorate Selection Caucus" of notables from around the governorate. To do so, it will solicit nominations from political parties, provincial/local councils, professional and civic associations, university faculties, tribal and religious groups. Nominees must meet the criteria set out for candidates in the Fundamental Law. To be selected as a member of the Governorate Selection Caucus, any nominee will need to be approved by an 11/15 majority of the Organizing Committee.
– Each Governorate Selection Caucus will elect representatives to represent the governorate in the new transitional assembly based on the governorate's percentage of Iraq's population.
4. Restoration of Iraq's Sovereignty
5. Process for Adoption of Permanent Constitution
For the Governing Council:
For the Coalition Provisional Authority:
L. Paul Bremer
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