On 21 and 22 December, a UNAMI delegation led by Ms Danielle Bell, Chief of Human Rights Office and Representative, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for Iraq, visited the Nasiriyah Central Prison, also known as ‘Al Hoot’.

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Baghdad, 9 December 2020 – A workshop for Iraqi Civil Society Organizations on promoting protection from enforced disappearances, facilitated by UNAMI Human Rights Office in collaboration with the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) and the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR), provided a platform to strengthen the capacity of CSOs as participants shared knowledge, exchanged information and discussed tools and strategies to promote protection.

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Baghdad – A reparations framework that protects and strengthens the rights of survivors of conflict-related sexual violence must be established, backed by a law that places survivors at the heart of all efforts to address the consequences, a conference to strengthen awareness on the issue reaffirmed.

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On 5 and 7 October, the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) held its constructive public dialogue with Iraq. This is Iraq’s second dialogue, since its ratification of the Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearances, in 2010. The dialogue was held as part of the 19th CED session in Geneva and for the first time held entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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BAGHDAD/GENEVA, 27 August 2020 – Despite promising steps by the current Government of Iraq concerning human rights violations and abuses committed in the context of recent demonstrations, accountability remains elusive, according to a UN report released on Thursday.

BAGHDAD (23 May 2020) – A United Nations report published today on the abduction of protesters in Iraq since last October details their ordeals from the time of abduction through interrogation to acts of torture.

BAGHDAD/GENEVA (27 February 2020) – A UN human rights expert urged Iraq to redouble efforts to address the human rights concerns of internally displaced persons (IDPs), especially children, calling for increased measures in humanitarian assistance, development, social cohesion and reconciliation.

GENEVA (17 February 2020) – A United Nations report published today finds that some children in Iraq are still unable to receive education in the aftermath of the territorial defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant over two years ago, saying they cannot access schools or obtain key civilian documentation necessary for enrolment in state schools.

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