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.

BAGHDAD (28 January 2020) – A UN report published today on the trials conducted under Iraq’s anti-terrorism laws recognizes the considerable efforts taken to ensure accountability for the atrocities committed by ISIL fighters, yet raises serious concerns about unfair trials placing defendants at a serious disadvantage.

Baghdad, 11 December 2019 – UNAMI held events across Iraq on 10 December to commemorate International Human Rights Day.

Baghdad, 5 November 2019 – UNAMI has found that serious human rights violations and abuses continued to occur during the second wave of demonstrations that started in Iraq on 25 October. A second report, prepared by the UNAMI Human Rights Office, was published today. It follows an earlier special report which covered the 1-9 October protests and was published on 22 October.

Baghdad, 22 October 2019 – A special report, prepared by the Human Rights Office of UNAMI, outlines key human rights concerns regarding the demonstrations that occurred in Iraq from 1 to 9 October 2019. UNAMI’s interim findings indicate that serious human rights violations and abuses have been committed during the recent protests. The report contains a set of recommendations and urges Iraqi authorities to take concrete steps to ensure accountability, to prevent human rights violations and to enable peaceful demonstrations in the future.

8 May 2019, Castle of Culture and Arts, Tikrit city, Salah al-Din: UNAMI Human Rights Office celebrated the Minorities and Human Rights Film Festival in Tikrit with 45 participants including, Tikrit’s Director of Police and representatives of Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Health, the Provincial Council, Tikrit Community Police, Police Protection of Family and Children Unit, NGOs, as well as academics from Tikrit University, women activists, journalists, human rights defenders, actors, a musician, and a film director.

The films triggered lively panel and audience discussions of human rights issues raised in the films. Those issues include enforced disappearances, forced marriage, child marriage, child labour and begging, identity and the situation of displaced families, discrimination against minorities, violence against women and children, and the negative impact of corruption on the ability to exercise human rights.

Once again, the most popular film, according to the audience, was Cinderella (on poverty and orphandom due to war) followed by Colours (discrimination against minorities). Black Lens (corruption) and Give Me My Chance (displacement and access to education) also polled strongly.


Photos: UNAMI PIO/Harith Al-Obaidi

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