Law Faculty Articles and Research

Is There Hope for Iraq’s Post-Occupation Government?

Ronald D. Rotunda, Chapman University


On June 28, 2004, US Administrator L. Paul Bremer formally handed over power to an interim Iraqi government. The brief ceremony, held with only a handful of participants, took place two days in advance of the official handover date because of security concerns. Iraqi's newly appointed Prime Minister Ayad Allawi and a 33-member cabinet face the daunting task of forging a new, democratic, secular Iraq.