The head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Sayyid Ammar Al Hakim, called on the justice sector in Iraq to have self-confidence, to be aware of its duties and know that everyone is on its side and defend it just like it defends them and their legitimate rights. His Eminence expressed his gratitude to all the honorable judges who stand up for the truth, defend the country and citizens, persevere and endure harm and various threats.
In his speech delivered at the weekly cultural forum held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 in his Baghdad office, his eminence called on everyone to assume the historical responsibility of keeping the Iraqi judiciary away from side political interferences, influences and battles, considering that the judiciary is the last line of last defense line to protect the State and its institutions, the people and its achievements. He clarified that if this line is breached, all the other elements are prone to a quick collapse and the State will be on a knife-edge.
Furthermore, Sayyid Ammar Al Hakim stressed the importance of a fair, powerful and independent justice system in a democratic State, for the foundation of democracy and democratic rule is justice and equality among citizens, and the essential way to ensure justice in democratic regimes is the existence of an upright, fair and independent judiciary. His eminence insisted that conscious peoples seek to establish their constitutional systems on the basis of separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary.