A country with major recent troubles, Iraq also has a history of land laws that goes back thousands of years, starting from the Babylonian period in 1810 BC. The country profile examines land issues in Iraq in the context of its long history, post-war development goals, land conflicts, legal system, population change, and more.
"Writing this profile required a deep understanding of the complexity of Iraq's housing and property rights issues, obtaining reliable and up-to-date data, and ensuring principled considerations for vulnerable groups like internally displaced peoples and women," said Dina Naguib, author of the Iraq profile. "Balancing clarity with depth while navigating the complex legal and social dynamics was integral to producing an informed and comprehensive profile."
The Land Portal will expand its offering of country profiles with other Arabic-speaking countries in 2023 and 2024, including Egypt, Libya, and Lebanon.
"Iraq post-war has suffered from a lack of information in all aspects, especially in the land sector. The information that the Land Portal provides serves as a foundation for those interested in this sector and developing it. The rebuilding process and its sustainability can be only achieved with the right data and information." -- Shahd Mustafa, Peer reviewer of the Iraq profile, Prindex Middle East and North Africa coordinator
Photo: A man working in the Iraqi Marshes, Photo by UNDP,Licence CC BY-ND 4.0.0.