GENEVA (28 October 2016) – Credible reports suggest that ISIL has been forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes in sub-districts around Mosul and has been forcibly relocating civilians inside the city itself since operations began on 17 October to restore Iraqi Government control over Mosul.
GENEVA (21 October 2016) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called for the protection of civilians to be at the forefront of military planning as the Iraqi Government and associated forces attempt to re-take Mosul, amid reports that fighters from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL, are using civilians as human shields.
Geneva/Baghdad, 18 August 2016 – A UN report released Thursday details the heart-wrenching testimony of Yezidi survivors of ISIL atrocities in Iraq since the attack on Sinjar in August 2014, including accounts of systematic and widespread killings, sexual violence and sexual slavery, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, forced conversions and forced displacement among other abuses of international human rights and humanitarian law.
Baghdad, 12 August 2016 – The Human Rights Office of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) conducted a training in Baghdad for Iraqi bloggers with the aim of building capacities and raising awareness on human rights issues within the Iraqi context.
GENEVA/BAGHDAD (1 AUGUST 2016) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Monday expressed serious concern at the creation of a committee tasked with making recommendations to accelerate implementation of death sentences in Iraq.
Erbil, Iraq - 28 July 2016: The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office in cooperation with the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Department of Foreign Relation concluded a two-day specialized course on “The United Nations Human Rights Protection System”.
GENEVA (5 July 2016) – As the death toll after Sunday’s suicide bomb in Baghdad continued to climb to well above 150, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday deplored the terrible loss of innocent lives.
Erbil, 2 June 2016 – Human rights education for children and youth in post-conflict environment will help protect them and create strong basis for stability and hope for the future. For this, the United Nations is launching a project entitled “Human Rights Education in Schools” in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq for the coming two academic years.