Kirkuk University’s College of Law commemorates Human Rights Day

Kirkuk, Iraq, 12 December 2018 - On the occasion of Human Rights Day, the College of Law at Kirkuk University together with the Human Rights Centre in Iraq, commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a panel presentation.

The Dean highlighted the compatibility of Islam with universal human rights principles with verses from the Qur’an. Eminent faculty, including the University President, staff and students heard presentations from legal scholars and the Human Rights Centre on wide-ranging topics, including the history of the UDHR, the current state of implementation of Iraq’s human rights obligations, child rights, labour standards, non-discrimination, and the impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights. On behalf of UNAMI, Safir Syed, emphasised how our shared humanity is rooted in the values enshrined in the Declaration. He stated, “The fulfilment of human rights responsibilities are what bind us together.”

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