Tag Archives | Human rights

HRW: Investigating a Massacre, Iraq Should Address Root Causes

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. Investigating a Massacre, Iraq Should Address Root Causes On December 31, Iraqi security forces killed 20 people from a single family in a raid on a home in Jableh district in […]

Iraq: Impunity for Serious Abuses - HRW

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: Impunity for Serious Abuses The Iraqi government failed in 2021 to deliver on promises to hold to account those responsible for the abuse of protesters, activists, journalists, and critics of […]

SafeYou App: Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Kurdistan

UNFPA, MOI KRI launch SafeYou App, helping women and girls in Kurdistan be protected from gender-based violence The Ministry of Interior in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the General Directorate of Combatting Violence against Women and Families (DGCVAW) and UNFPA have launched the SafeYou application in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The SafeYou application helps […]

Can a Woman PM end Iraq's Political deadlock?

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Can a woman prime minister end Iraq's political deadlock? Iraqi law dictates that a quarter of seats in the country's parliament be reserved for women. Despite this guarantee of female representation in the […]

Is There Rule of Law 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. Is There Rule of Law in Iraq? "Armed groups," "paramilitary forces," "groups following the orders of another country." Human rights advocates in Iraq use these descriptions all the […]

Call to Release Journalist Arrested in Anbar

In response to the reported arrest of Al-Ahd TV reporter Hamid Majed, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) issued the following statement: Iraqi authorities must immediately release Al-Ahd TV reporter Hamid Majed and allow journalists to work freely and without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On December 1, Colonel Tareq […]

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 […]

Iraq Launches Human Rights National Action Plan

UNAMI welcomes Iraq's adoption of a five-year Human Rights National Action Plan, launched on 26 July, at an event chaired by the Deputy Minister of Justice and organized with the support of the Office of the President and UNAMI's Human Rights Office. The Human Rights National Action Plan, prepared by the Ministry of Justice and […]

Iraqis Campaign Against Impunity for Violence

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqis campaign against impunity for violence Activists in Iraq and abroad are seeking to pressure Iraqi authorities into preventing impunity for perpetrators of abuses. Click here to read the […]

The Ongoing Assassinations of Iraqi Activists

By Ali Al-Mikdam, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Ongoing Assassinations of Iraqi Activists In the period after the 2020 assassination of Soleimani and al-Muhandis, many activists in Iraq believe that Iran's focus […]

Iraqi Photojournalist sentenced to 7 Years Prison in "Secret Trial"

In response to the sentencing of Iraqi Kurdish photojournalist Qaraman Shukri to seven years in prison in a secret trial, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) issued the following statement: "Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq are making an appalling habit of sentencing journalists to prison without any regard for due process and for the rights […]