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Erbil, Iraq, 10 December 2018 - Students and human rights activists fanned out in Erbil’s old bazaar distributing flyers and informing cafegoers, shoppers and shop owners about Human Rights Day and the importance of standing up for their rights and the rights of others in a splendid public display of activism to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Kirkuk, Iraq, 12 December 2018 - On the occasion of Human Rights Day, the College of Law at Kirkuk University together with the Human Rights Centre in Iraq, commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a panel presentation.

Kirkuk, Iraq, 11 December 2018 – Human rights go hand in hand with stability and prosperity, the head of UNAMI’s Office in Kirkuk said at a celebration in Kirkuk to mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The event was hosted by the Kirkuk Office of the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights.

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Oslo, 10 December 2018

Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Excellencies, Distinguished Members of the Committee, Ladies and Gentlemen, my warm greetings to you.

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Monday, 03 December 2018 15:34

UNAMI HRO holds training workshop for Youth

On 28 and 29 November 2018, UNAMI Human Rights Office (HRO) held a two-day training workshop for Youths in Baghdad. The participants were from Baghdad, Najaf, Karbala and Diyala Governorates. A total of 31 participants (13 males and 18 females) from various backgrounds and organisations such as the Bar Association, persons with disabilities, ethnic and religious minority groups, academics, university students and human rights activists attended the workshop.

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Saturday, 01 December 2018 12:48

The Baghdad Marathon 2018

Baghdad, Iraq, 30 November 2018 - The Baghdad Marathon 2018 kicked off today with runners, walkers and enthusiastic supporters braving chilly, rainy weather to participate in the run in the Iraqi capital for the fourth year in a row.

Baghdad, Iraq, 30 November 2018 - The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq Human Rights Office (UNAMI HRO) facilitated two consultative workshops on 26 and 27 November bringing together 65 interlocutors (14 of whom were men), including members of parliament, media personnel, lawyers, academics, women’s rights activists, officials from the Ministry of Interior as well as the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR) to discuss efforts towards the enactment of the Anti-Domestic Violence Bill and the revision, amendment or repeal of Iraqi Penal Code Articles 398, which essentially allows a perpetrator to avoid charges by marrying his victim and 409, which is commonly relied upon for the killing of women and girls in the alleged protection of family “honour.”

Thursday, 29 November 2018 13:05

Taking Art Through a Walk in Baghdad

Baghdad, Iraq, 28 November 2018 - Blindfold walks, questions, and music were all part of the activities on offer during the recent "Baghdad Walk" which took pedestrians on a delightful, art-sampling stroll through the streets of the Iraqi capital.

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Erbil, Kurdistan Region - On 15 November 2018, the UNAMI Human Rights Office delivered a training course on freedom of opinion and expression, the right of assembly, and the importance of responsible journalism in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq for representatives of the media, civil society activists, members of the Kurdistan Region Independent Board of Human Rights and other professionals advocating for freedom of expression and freedom of assembly.

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Ramadi, Iraq, 17 November 2018 – Witnessing firsthand how the protection, development and stabilization work of the United Nations in Iraq in areas liberated from Da’esh can contribute to the prevention of crisis, Under-Secretary-General and the UN Secretary-General’s Advisor on Policy, Ms. Ana Maria Menéndez, visited Anbar Governorate in western Iraq on 17 November 2018. She met with local Iraqi officials, including the Governor and the head of the Provincial Council, to hear about the challenges the population are facing and how the UN can help to overcome them.

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