Tag Archives | Human rights

UN Envoy Condemns Execution of Lawyer

UN Envoy Condemns Public Execution of Human Rights Lawyer, Ms. Sameera Al-Nuaimy “The public execution of well-known human rights lawyer and activist, Ms. Sameera Salih Ali Al-Nuaimy, in Mosul, is yet another of the innumerable sickening crimes committed against the people of Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)”, said the […]

First-Ever Survey of FGM in Northern Iraq

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) High Council of Women’s Affairs (HCWA) together with UNICEF, Heartland Alliance International, and Wadi, and in collaboration with UN Women and UNFPA, released this week results of a first-ever ‘knowledge, attitudes and practices’ (KAP) survey on the root causes of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq […]

UN Documents Human Rights Violations

A UN report released Friday documents a litany of serious human rights violations committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and associated armed groups between 5 June and 5 July, including some that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. The report also documents violations committed by Iraqi security […]

HRW: Mass Murders of Sunni Prisoners

Iraqi security forces and militias affiliated with the government appear to have unlawfully executed at least 255 prisoners in six Iraqi cities and villages since June 9, 2014. In all but one case, the executions took place while the fighters were fleeing Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) and other armed groups. The vast […]

HRW - "Don’t Legalize Marriage for 9-Year-Olds"

From Human Rights Watch. Iraq’s Council of Ministers should withdraw a new draft Personal Status Law and ensure that Iraq’s legal framework protects women and girls in line with its international obligations. The pending legislation would restrict women’s rights in matters of inheritance and parental and other rights after divorce, make it easier for men […]

KRG Addresses Euro Parliament on Human Rights

Minister Falah Mustafa, the Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, addressed a conference in the European Parliament on human rights in Kurdistan and Iraq during a two-day official visit to Brussels this week. Minister Mustafa also met with members of the European Parliament, government officials from the European Union and Belgium and visited both […]

“No One is Safe”, Human Rights Watch

This 105-page report documents abuses of women in detention based on interviews with women and girls, Sunni and Shia, in prison; their families and lawyers; and medical service providers in the prisons at a time of escalating violence involving security forces and armed groups. Human Rights Watch also reviewed court documents and extensive information received […]

Capacity Building Programme for Human Rights

Head of the European Union Delegation in Iraq, Ambassador Jana Hybáškova, and the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Mr. Nickolay Mladenov (pictured), has launched the “Capacity Building of the Human rights Related Committees in the Council of Representatives and the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights”. “The objective of the […]

Iraq "a Hotbed of Human Trafficking"

By Amal Sakr for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Heartland Alliance, a US organization that deals with human rights issues, has tracked 100 cases of human trafficking in Iraq during the past two years. Razan Dyler, a representative of the […]

Video: UN Urges Suspension of Death Penalty

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged Iraqi leaders to place a moratorium on the death penalty. The suggestion was met with a cool response from Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.