Iraq | Human Rights Day 2018

Baghdad, Iraq, 10 December 2018 - Today marks the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was marked in Baghdad in an event hosted by the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights and attended by government officials, dignitaries, human rights and civil society activists.

In a statement delivered on the occasion, Chief of UNAMI Human Rights Office and Representative of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Iraq, Danielle Bell, said today we also celebrate collective efforts and also look to the future.
“Stand Up and Take Action,” is this year’s Human Rights Day theme, Ms. Bell said.

“The UNAMI Human Rights Office will continue its work in support of efforts to ensure accountability for crimes and egregious human rights violations committed during the conflict, as well as women’s rights and the administration of justice.”

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