24 May 2016, Location: Geneva
Iraq
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.

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Round-table for KR Parliamentarians on Human Rights

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A33X3023Erbil, 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.

Erbil, Iraq - 10 March 2016 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO) in Kurdistan Region conducted a specialised training course on “International Human Rights Mechanisms of Protection” for members of the High Committee to Evaluate and Respond to International Reports.

Human Rights Erbil Workshop IBHR 1 3From 9 to 11 February 2016, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq conducted a specialized training course on “Strengthening the Monitoring and Documentation Skills of Staff Members of the Independent Commission of Human Rights’’. Twenty staff members of the Commission, including ten women staff members, in charge of human rights, women, children, displaced persons, complaints and other departments of the Commission participated in the course. The course is the first in a series of activities that aim to support national institutions in the Kurdistan Region in Iraq. The Commission was established by law in 2010 to enhance and protect human rights in compliance with international human rights norms, and to raise awareness. It stands as one of the main partners of UNAMI in its human rights work in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

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BAGHDAD/GENEVA (19 January 2016) – A UN report released today details the severe and extensive impact on civilians of the ongoing conflict in Iraq, with at least 18,802 civilians killed and another 36,245 wounded between 1 January 2014 and 31 October 2015. Another 3.2 million people have become internally displaced since January 2014, including more than a million children of school age.

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