Hon. Justice Mohammad Omer Mawlood
Hon. Judge Mohammad Omer Mawlood is a sitting judge on the Court of Cassation in the Kurdistan Region, in Iraq.
He earned a B.Sc. in Law from the College of Law and Politics at the University of Al-mustansirya “C Baghdad, a M.Sc. in Law from the College of Law and Politics at the University of Baghdad, and a Ph.D. in Law from Lebanon University.
Judge Mawlood taught at the College of Administration and Economics at University Salahaddin, but was dismissed from the faculty in 1982 for political reasons. He
was accepted in a doctoral program in 1984, but was expelled from the university six months later due to political bias . He subsequently resigned from public service and practiced law from 1985 to 1993.
After the withdrawal of Saddam Hussein’s forces from Kurdistan, Judge Mawlood was appointed as a Judge. He has also served as Director General of the Ministry of Justice in the Kurdistan Regional Government since 1993. Since 1998, he has been a sitting Judge on the Court of Cassation in the Kurdistan Region.
Judge Mawlood published a book entitled “Federalism and Its Possibility of Applying in Iraq” in 2000. In addition, he has published several law articles since 2006. He lectures at the College of Law and Politics at University Salahaddin, where he oversees graduate and postgraduate students and supervises their dissertations.
Judge Mawlood participated in the Iraqi Opposition Conference in London in 2002, as well as a conference for the drafting of the Iraqi Constitution in 2003. He also is participating in the drafting of the Kurdistan Regional Constitution. Currently, Judge Mawlood is a Visiting Jurist in Residence at the Center for Constitutional Democracy at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington.