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This assessment received government comments and feedback on the finalised data. These comments have been incorporated into the assessment at the GDI research team’s discretion. Usually the comments received highlight where a bill is in formulation, or has recently passed into law, and this has been missed by the country assessor. Only comments which are grounded in evidence are incorporated into the assessment.
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Iraq faces critical corruption risks across its defence institutions; in particular regarding financial and personnel risks such as asset disposal mechanisms and whistleblower protections. The Iraqi defence sector does, however, exhibit some positive measures regarding prohibition of facilitation payments under criminal law and some level of legislative and public scrutiny.
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