Promoting human rights, advocating for protection at centre of UNAMI HRO Chief’s discussions with officials, activists in Kurdistan Region

Promoting human rights, listening to and raising the concerns of activists as well as encouraging Regional government efforts in advocating for protection of human rights were at the centre of discussions of the Chief of the UNAMI Human Rights Office (HRO), Danielle Bell, during a four-day visit to the Kurdistan Region.


PHOTO 2020 10 14 18 32 50During the 11-14 October 2020 visit to Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and Dohuk, Ms. Bell held a number of meetings with representatives of the Kurdistan Regional Government, local officials, civil society activists, journalists and human rights defenders. Protection of human rights defenders, right to liberty and security, freedom of expression and right to peaceful assembly were among the issues discussed.

In a meeting in Erbil on 12 October with Dr. Dindar Zebari, the Coordinator for International Advocacy in the Kurdistan Regional Government, Ms. Bell raised the issue of the protection of peaceful protesters and the right to peaceful assembly. Ms. Bell affirmed UNAMI HRO’s support to the Kurdistan Regional Government in upholding the protection of human rights and creating an enabling environment for the people to freely voice their opinion.

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