[size=30]IRAQI GOVT TO BEGIN ISSUING COMPENSATION OVER ARTICLE 140[/size][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
SULAIMANI — The Iraqi Minister of Justice, Khalid Shwani, said on Monday (November 28) those who suffered damages from the resettlement scheme under Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution will receive compensation beginning in one month.
Shwani said in a statement the high committee for compensation over Article 140 will be reactivated within ten days.
He said the committee will give the estimated budget for the compensation to the Council of Ministers to be included in the 2023 budget bill.
Shwani stated the compensation is according to an agreement between Erbil and Baghdad and includes all individuals with a claim.
Dizhwar Fayeq, head of the article 140 board in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), told the official Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) website that a number of people had already been compensated but many remain and will receive compensation in several stages.
Article 140 of the Iraqi Constitution of 2005 outlines how to settle the issue of the so-called disputed areas, a belt of territory stretching across several governorates from Nineveh through Salahadin and Kirkuk into Diyala and northern Wasit claimed by both the KRG and the federal government.
Part of Article 140 mandates a normalization process in which Arabs who were settled in Kirkuk as part of Saddam Hussein’s Arabization program in the 1970s and 80s would receive compensation and return to their hometowns.
(NRT Digital Media)
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