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Umed Sabah Othman

President of the Diwan of Council of Ministers

Year of Birth:                                     1980

Marital Status:                                  Married, father of three children

Place of Residence:                          Erbil


  • PhD in Private Law, University of Suleymania
  • Master’s in Private Law, University of Salahaddin Hawler
  • Bachelor in Law, top graduating student, University of Kirkuk
  • Studied Primary, Secondary, and High School in Kirkuk 

Academic Titles

  • Promoted to Professor in 2019
  • Promoted to Assistant Professor in 2014
  • Promoted to Lecturer in 2010
  • Promoted to Assistant Lecturer in 2007 

Academic Work

  • Taught at a number of universities and institutions
  • Taught at postgraduate Masters and PhD studies
  • Taught at Kurdistan Region’s Judicial Institute
  • Has supervised a number of PhD and MA dissertations 

Government Service

  • Has been appointed as the President of the Diwan of Council of Ministers since July 2019
  • Was the Spokesman of the Kurdistan Region Presidency between 2012 to 2017
  • Worked as a lecturer at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of KRG between 2004 to 2012 

Paper Publications

  • Accredited Electronic Mediums and Adapted Sse in Iraqi law.
  • Methods of Judicial Notifications in the Iraqi Law.
  • Circumstances of Damage and its Provisions.
  • Civil Liability for Damages of Compulsory Vaccination.
  • Civil Liability for Electronic Cigarette Damage.
  • Civil Liability for Biological Fraud Damages.
  • Responsibility of the Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control for Consumer Protection in Iraqi Law.
  • Electronic Sales Contract for Medicines and Medical Supplies.
  • Investment Endowment Funds in Iraqi law.
  • Legal Framework for Contracts of Electric Power Investments.
  • The law applicable to the sale contract by the international electronic auction.
  • The foundations for establishing collective civil liability for products.

Book Publications

  • Applicable Law in Non-Contractual Obligations / Egypt.
  • Legal System of Civil Professionalism / Lebanon.