UNAMI Half Yearly Report on Human Rights

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights released the Half Yearly Report on Human Rights, covering the period from January to June 2013.

Reports on the human rights situation in Iraq are published by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) in cooperation with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) pursuant to their respective mandates.

The reports canvas a range of human rights issues, including the effects of armed conflict and violence on civilians, detention and rule of law, women’s rights, rights of children and juveniles, internally displaced persons and refugees, rights of minorities, and political rights, including freedom of assembly and freedom of expression.

Information included in the reports is gathered from direct monitoring by UNAMI, as well as from a variety of other sources, including Government, UN agencies, civil society, individuals and media reports.

(Source: UNAMI)

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