The Iraq’s High Commissioner for Human Rights in Iraq is authorized by the Constitution of the Republic of Iraq in 2005 in force, to promote and protect human rights in Iraq. Commission Act which was issued in 2008, reflected the criteria listed in the Paris principles. The High Commissioner for Human Rights, as an independent and national human rights institution with a constitutional mandate, is a prominent institution and represents a turning point in the history of sophisticated legal system for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Iraq.
This research deals with the legal framework of the Commission in terms of legitimacy, and structural position of public authority in Iraq, and the degree of autonomy and guarantees, and shows the method of its composition and membership provisions.
Eventually, the research, presents a number of conclusions and recommendations, for the Iraqi legislator to take into consideration.