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UN Calls on Iraqi Govt to Protect Minorities

UN Calls on Iraqi Government to Take Active Steps to Support and Protect Minorities In the wake of recent criminal and terrorist acts that targeted members of minority communities in Iraq, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš (pictured), stresses the need for the government to take active […]

Religious Minorities find Protection in Southern Iraq

By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Minority populations are suffering in areas under the control of militants in northern and western Iraq, where their temples have been destroyed and they are forbidden to build new […]

Bold Steps Needed to give Hope to Threatened Groups

Bold steps needed to give hope to ethnic and religious groups facing an uncertain future The United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák-Ndiaye (pictured), has urged the Government of Iraq to take rapid and concrete steps to guarantee the future of some of the country’s most threatened and marginalized ethnic and religious groups […]

What will happen to Iraq’s Mandaeans?

By Saad Salloum for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Unlike other religious minorities in Iraq, Sabian Mandaeans meet their election quota by selecting members within their community for parliament and provincial councils. The community’s three bodies — the Spiritual Council, General Assembly and […]

How Iraq just Legalized Discrimination against Minorities

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. How Iraq just legalized discrimination of minorities Amid all the suffering they are already subject to, the minorities in Iraq now have to deal with a National Identity Card Law that systematizes infringement on […]