Reg 6: Governing Council of Iraq

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Reg 6: Governing Council of Iraq  (2003) 
by L. Paul Bremer
Deficient OCR, possibly incomplete. Original PDF available at Commons:Category:Coalition Provisional Authority documents.

COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY REGULATION NUMBER 6

GOVERNING COUNCIL OF IRAQ

Pursuant to my authority as Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA),
relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions, including Resolution 1483 (2003), and the
laws and usages of war,

Recognizing that, as stated in paragraph 9 of Resolution 1483, the Security Council
supports the formation of an Iraqi interim administration as a transitional administration
run by Iraqis, until the people of Iraq establish an internationally recognized,
representative government that assumes the responsibilities of the CPA,

Noting that on July 13, 2003, the Governing Council met and announced its formation as
the principal body of the Iraqi interim administration referred to in paragraph 9 of
Resolution 1483,

Affirming that the CPA and the Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary General
have worked together and will continue to work together in a cooperative and
consultative process to support the formation and operation of the Governing Council and
welcomed the formation of the Governing Council on July 13, 2003,

Acknowledging that, consistent with Resolution 1483, the Governing Council has certain
authorities and responsibilities as representatives of the Iraqi people, including ensuring
that the Iraqi people’s interests are represented in both the interim administration and in
determining the means of establishing an internationally recognized, representative
government,

Emphasizing that, consistent with Resolution 1483, the Governing Council and the CPA,
each in coordination with the Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary General,
undertake to work together in a cooperative and consultative process for the benefit of the
Iraqi people,

I hereby promulgate the following:

Section 1
Recognition of Governing Council


The CPA recognized the formation of the Governing Council as the principal body of
the Iraqi interim administration, pending the establishment of an internationally
recognized, representative government by the people of Iraq, consistent with
Resolution 1483.

CPA/REG/13 July 2003/06

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).