Oil Contracts Legal Challenge Dismissed

We recently reported on a constitutional challenge to Iraq’s oilfield development contracts, which was being pursued by a former member of parliament – you can find our article here, with additional legal opinion here. The challenge centered on the Rumaila contract, signed with BP and CNPC in 2009, as a test case.

According to Iraq Oil Report, the challenge was rejected by the Supreme Court on Monday. The court also imposed fees of 3 million Iraqi Dinars (about $257,000) on the plaintiff, Shetha Musawi. Her lawyer had resigned from the case.

Ms Musawi reportedly moved from Baghdad to Erbil following a bomb attack on her home and increased death threats.

(Source: Iraq Oil Report)

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