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.
24 May 2016, Location: Geneva
We urge the Iraqi Government to immediately conduct an independent, transparent and effective investigation into the use of force by security forces against protestors outside the Green Zone in Baghdad last Friday. Four protestors were killed and up to 200 injured after security forces used tear gas canisters, rubber bullets and some live ammunition against the demonstrators for close to two hours. It has been reported that up to 200 people were subsequently arrested in connection with the protest, including a group of university students.
Sulaimaniya, Iraq, 22 May 2016 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office conducted on 17-19 May 2016 a training course in Sulaimaniya for staff members of the Kurdistan Independent Commission of Human Rights (ICHR), and representatives of civil society.
Dohuk, Iraq, 26 April 2016 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office organized a training course in Dohuk for staff members of the Kurdistan Independent Board of Human Rights (IBHR), members of the Human Rights Committee of the Dohuk Provincial Council, and representatives of civil society.
GENEVA (25 April 2016) – Iraq must immediately take concrete steps to plan for “the day after” the defeat of ISIL, grounded in equality, the rule of law and a vision that has earned the confidence of all the country’s diverse communities, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore urged today, at the end of a week-long visit to Iraq.
The United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Kate Gilmore, met on Thursday, 21 April 2016, with the President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Masoud Barzani, at his official residence in Salahidin.
Erbil, Iraq, 12 April 2016 – The Human Rights Office (HRO) of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) conducted a one-day roundtable discussion for Members of Parliament of the Kurdistan Region on promoting and protecting human rights.