Reg 4: Establishment of the Iraqi Property Reconciliation Facility
COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY REGULATION NUMBER 4
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE IRAQI PROPERTY RECONCILIATION FACILITY
Pursuant to my authority as Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA)
and the laws and usages of war, and consistent with relevant U.N. Security Council
resolutions, including Resolution 1483 (2003),
Recognizing that large numbers of people from different ethnic and religious
backgrounds in Iraq have been uprooted and forced to move from their properties to serve
political objectives of the Ba`athist regime,
Recognizing that as a result of these Ba`athist policies, many individuals have conflicting
claims to the same real property, resulting in instability and occasional violence,
Recognizing that pending the establishment of a means of finally resolving property-
related claims by a future Iraqi government, certain of these claims may be amenable to
voluntary reconciliation immediately, thereby avoiding further instability and violence,
I hereby promulgate the following:
1) There shall be established an Iraqi Property Reconciliation Facility (IPRF) that shall
commence operation at a time to be fixed by the Administrator, for the purpose of
collecting real property claims and promptly resolving such claims on a voluntary
basis in a fair and judicious manner.
2) The IPRF shall operate under the authority of the Administrator and shall terminate
operation at such time as the Administrator shall determine.
3) The Administrator may authorize the establishment of an IPRF Fund to be used in
connection with the operations of the IPRF.
Delegation of Authority
The Administrator may delegate any of the authorities hereunder, including by
designating an international organization to implement IPRF .
1) The IPRF central office shall be located in Baghdad, and it shall administer the
IPRF and coordinate with other entities as necessary to accomplish the objectives of
2) The IPRF shall also have several regional offices located throughout Iraq. Each
office will be staffed with one or more international staff and five or more Iraqis
who are representative of the geographical area covered by that office.
3) The Administrator, or his delegee in consultation with the Administrator, will select
the individuals who will serve in the regional offices and the Executive Secretariat.
Powers and Functions
1) The head of the central office shall:
a) provide advice to and coordinate with the regional offices to ensure
consistent procedures and policies among the regional offices;
b) report to the Administrator with respect to all aspects of the IPRF; and
c) perform such other functions delegated by the Administrator.
2) The regional IPRF offices shall:
a) provide information to the Iraqi public about the IPRF, its regional offices
and the services provided by such offices;
b) receive claims from individuals with property disputes;
c) provide a voluntary dispute resolution and reconciliation facility that
individuals may use to resolve their disputes; and
d) perform such other functions delegated by the Administrator.
The IPRF shall be bound by and operate in accordance with any Regulations, Orders
or Memoranda issued by the Administrator.
CPA/REG/25 June 2003/04