GENEVA (22 August 2017) - The Iraqi Government needs to ensure that the thousands of women and girls who survived rape and other forms of sexual violence by ISIL fighters receive care, protection and justice, and that children born as a result of such violence do not face a life of discrimination and abuse, a UN report published today says.

Sunday, 20 August 2017 18:32

Human Rights Training in Baghdad

Human Rights Training in Baghdad

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Erbil, Iraq, 14 August 2017 – A five-day training session for Iraqi and Kurdistan Region’s Ministerial Committees on following up the implementation of the Universal Periodic Reports (UPR) action plans was launched in Erbil. The training session is part of the programme of technical support provided by the Human Rights Office (HRO) of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), the Norwegian People Aid (NPA) and Public Aid Organization (PAO) to the Iraqi and Kurdistan Region institutions.

GENEVA (11 July 2017) – The retaking of Mosul from ISIL by Iraqi Government forces, supported by their International Coalition partners, marks a significant turning point in the conflict, but Iraq faces a series of human rights challenges which, if left unaddressed, are likely to spark further violence and civilian suffering, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has warned.

Location Geneva : We are extremely concerned at the situation of civilians in Mosul where fighting is becoming ever more intense and concentrated as Iraqi Security Forces, supported by the international coalition, push to retake the whole of the city from ISIL. We remind all parties to the conflict that they must abide by the principles of humanity, distinction, proportionality and precaution in carrying out military operations.

Geneva, 23 June 2017: We condemn the destruction of the al-Nuri Mosque and the Hadba Minaret in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday 21st June. Reports indicate that it was blown up deliberately by ISIL as Iraqi security forces were approaching.

GENEVA (8 June 2017) – Credible reports indicate that more than 231 civilians attempting to flee western Mosul have been killed since 26 May, including at least 204 over three days last week alone.

Sulaymaniyah, 16 April 2017 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO), as part of its programme of technical support to academic institutions in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, held a seminar for students of the Faculty of Law, Diplomacy and International Relations of Human Development University in Sulaymaniyah on the “United Nations mechanisms for the protection of human rights and the Role of HRO-UNAMI in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.”

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