Tag Archives | Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Iraq: People with Disabilities Face Election Barriers

From Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq: People with Disabilities Face Election Barriers People with disabilities in Iraq are facing significant obstacles to participating in upcoming parliamentary elections on October 10, 2021, due to discriminatory legislation and […]

HRW: "Apparent Familial Feud Drives Illegal Evictions"

From Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq: Apparent Familial Feud Drives Illegal Evictions The Iraqi army has unlawfully evicted dozens of families from a village north of Baghdad since July 2021 in an apparent family feud involving […]

HRW: Inadequate Plans for Camp Closures

From Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Inadequate Plans for Camp Closures Recent camp closures have stripped thousands of displaced people of essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic, with inadequate government plans for their return home, Human Rights […]

Impunity "Will Cast a Pall Over Iraq's Elections"

By Belkis Wille, for Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Impunity for Killings Will Cast a Pall Over Iraq's Elections When protests erupted in Baghdad and other parts of central and southern Iraq in October 2019, tens of […]

Despite PM's Promises, Disappearances Continue in Iraq

By Belkis Wille, for Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Despite Prime Minister's Promises, Disappearances Continue in Iraq Since I started covering Iraq for Human Rights Watch in 2016, enforced disappearances have been one of my main areas […]

HRW: Scrap Bill to Restrict Free Speech

Iraqi lawmakers are considering a draft law on information technology crimes that could be used to stifle free expression, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said this week. It says the bill includes vague provisions that will allow Iraqi authorities to harshly punish expression they decide constitutes a threat to governmental, social, or religious interests. More here. […]

HRW: "No Justice for Enforced Disappearances"

By John Lee. Iraqi authorities should fulfill a commitment to locate victims of enforced disappearance and ensure that those responsible are held accountable, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday. Since taking office in May 2020, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi announced that his government was creating a new mechanism to locate victims of enforced disappearances, […]

HRW submits Concerns on Iraq to UN

Submission by Human Rights Watch to the UN Human Rights Committee in advance of its review of Iraq This memorandum provides an overview of Human Rights Watch's main concerns with respect to the human rights situation in Iraq, submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Committee in advance of its review of Iraq in October-November […]

Kurdistan Region: Arabs "Blocked From Returning"

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is preventing about 1,200 Arab families from returning home to 5 villages more than 6 years after the area was retaken from the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Sunday. KRG authorities have allowed Kurdish residents in neighboring villages, in the […]

Iraq: Urgent Need for Free Speech Protection

By John Lee. A spike in violations of the right to free expression during widespread protests at the end of the former government's term in office and during the Covid-19 pandemic underscores the need for Iraq's new government to reform its laws, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Monday. Iraqi authorities, […]