Baghdad The Federal Supreme Court decided to revoke previous court decisions regarding obtaining the approval of the House of Representatives in all crimes for which members of Parliament are accused, whether they are felonies, misdemeanors, or a violation.
The court decided in a statement: The approval of the House of Representatives is limited to one case only, which is the issuance of an arrest warrant for a crime of the type of felony that is not witnessed, except for the immunity of members of the House of Representatives, and legal measures can be taken against them directly in the event that any of them is accused of a felony or misdemeanor crime or a violation.
The court also decided to reverse the court’s previous decision regarding the interpretation of the concept of an absolute majority, where the court decided that the concept of an absolute majority wherever it is mentioned in the constitution is intended to be more than half the actual number of members of the House of Representatives.
And what is meant by simple majority is more than half of the number of members of the House of Representatives present after the quorum has been achieved.
With this decision, courts are able to settle corruption cases faster than before, because most corruption crimes apply to the description of misdemeanor crimes, and resolving them depends on lifting the immunity of the accused person if he is a Member of Parliament.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency