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Cablegate: Inl Baghdad October Highlights

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 BAGHDAD 002946

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR INL-I
JUSTICE FOR ODAG, OPDAT, ICITAP, CRM

SENSITIVE

TAGS: SNAR KCRM KJUS PGOV IZ

SUBJECT: INL Baghdad October Highlights

REF: BAGHDAD 2884

1. (SBU) Summary: Embassy Baghdad's International Narcotics and Law
Enforcement (INL) office supports the development of rule of law in
Iraq through police, judiciary, corrections, and anti-corruption
programs. In response to challenges facing the GOI, INL Baghdad has
worked throughout October to develop Iraqi institutional capacity.
Following the October 25 bombing of the shared Ministry of Justice
(MOJ)/Higher Judicial Council (HJC) building, INL Baghdad offered
and/or lent essential resources to the Iraqi Higher Judicial Council
(HJC) to help their leaders re-establish control over critical
ministerial functions. INL Baghdad also has advanced its core
programs, including the Judicial Development Institute (JDI),
international police advisors (IPA), Iraq Justice Integration
Project (IJIP), and Judicial Protective Program (JPP). End
Summary.

INL Assists HJC After October 25 Bombing
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2. (SBU) A car bomb heavily damaged the shared MOJ/HJC building,
October 25. In support of the HJC, INL Baghdad granted 20 new
laptops and 10 cubicles with associated office furniture. In
addition, we are lending on a six-month basis twelve vehicles. INL
Baghdad also has begun coordinating the early "beneficial occupancy"
of HJC's INL-funded JDI campus for use as interim office space.
(NOTE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers agreement is required before
beneficial occupancy can occur. END NOTE) INL Baghdad is
collaborating with the MOJ on the development of a separate
assistance package that will create a continuity operations center.

KRG Requests Additional INL Training
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3. (SBU) The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) has requested
additional specialized police training from INL Baghdad. KRG Deputy
Interior Minister Kamaran has asked for two female IPAs to teach
Iraqi KRG police women as part of a greater Erbil-based community
policing training initiative. The Sulaymaniyah provincial police
chief also requested two highly skilled IPAs to teach complex
investigations management. INL Baghdad manages the Kurdish region
police training program independent of U.S. military assistance.
Iraq Police Advisor and Training Mission (ITAM) Commanding Officer
Major General Rowe (USA) complimented INL Baghdad, October 30, on
the quality of IPAs in the Kurdish region.

JDI Structures Developing
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4. (SBU) The HJC has moved forward with governance and
administrative structures for the INL-supported JDI facility. In
cooperation with the GOI, INL has built JDI to be used for ongoing
HJC training and development. On September 30, the JDI Consultative
Body informed us that they have nominated a facility director and
have established an official administrative unit. The new director
will become a member of the Consultative Body and will manage the
day to day affairs of the facility. The Consultative Body has
changed the name to JDI from the Judicial Education and Development
Institute (JEDI) in order to differentiate it from the Judicial
Training Institute (JTI), which provides basic and entry-level
training. We are working with the Army Corps of Engineers to finish
final construction details and hope to officially open JDI in early
Qfinal construction details and hope to officially open JDI in early
December.

5. (SBU) HJC commitments to curriculum development are accelerating
as office and work space approach completion. Courses for judges,
judicial investigators, judicial security personnel, and court
administrators are reaching advances stages of development in topics
ranging from evidence to international arbitration. Partnerships
with other USG and international entities are maturing under the
HJC's guidance.

HJC Provides Security Training Input
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6. (SBU) INL Baghdad's judicial security team met with the HJC's
judicial security training and curriculum committee, October 13-14,
to discuss the JDI judicial security training curriculum. The HJC
Security Manager, Karkh Appellate Court Security Chief and head HJC
trainer, Rusafa Justice Palace Security Chief, the JDI Security
Chief designate, and lead female trainer provided comments on the
INL Baghdad proposals, proposed additional areas of training, and

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requested personal security detail (PSD) training assistance. The
committee approved 11 courses focused on developing PSD and
facilities protection service (FPS) basic skills.

INL Training Leads to AQI Fugitive Apprehension
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7. (SBU) Iraqi police are making good use of Automated Fingerprint
Identification System (AFIS)training provided by INL-sponsored IPAs.
Provincial police captured 11 of the 16 suspected-AQI prisoners who
escaped from a Tikrit jail on September 24 by using information
retrieved from AFIS. The Crime Scene Investigator Chief was so
impressed with AFIS and his police's ability to use the program that
he has purchased one for each of the three prisons in the province.

ICORs Develop DynCorp Review Procedures
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8. (SBU) ICORs have developed a draft 100 percent property
accountability review plan for DynCorp International (DI). The
review includes CONUS and Iraq locations. The Property
Accountability Review teams will operate out of DI HUBs and travel
to DI spokes to conduct 100 percent physical inventory. The first
review starts November 1-28 at 15 sites in HUBs Baghdad, Mosul, and
Sulaymaniyah. The second, beginning November 29, will focus on 10
sites in Tikrit and Al-Kut HUBs and the third, starting on January
5, will look at 13 sites in HUBs Tallil, Basrah, and Ramadi. The
fourth is scheduled to begin at Florida and Virginia facilities in
December. ICOR plans to review the results of DI's inventory in
February 2010.

MOJ Builds IT Capacity
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9. (SBU) INL Baghdad is seeing positive signs of Iraqi buy-in for
software development. Under the guidance of the IJIP team, the MOJ
IT department has for the first time installed an Oracle Environment
using Oracle Configuration Tool, Oracle SQL Developer, and Oracle
Form Builder. The MOJ application supports both the MOJ and the
Iraqi Corrections Service (ICS) Headquarters. The program is
designed to take data from the prison data management system and
allow the two headquarters to conduct analysis and run reports.
Justice Minister Dara established a steering committee comprised of
key staff for the project earlier this year. INL is working to
identify alternatives to maintain momentum following the October 25
bombing.

INL Hands Over Camp Blackhawk to GOI
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10. (SBU) INL Baghdad has received approval to abandon in-place 14
containerized housing units (CHU) the former-INL Camp Blackhawk.
Releasing property is the last step in transitioning Camp Blackhawk
over to the GOI under the Iraqi Civilian Assistance Support (ICAS)
program, which began with turning over the camp itself on September
30. The MOD is using the facility to house its Special Forces
Headquarters.

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