November 21, 2014
by Vanessa Griffith
Human rights violations committed by IS continue to escalate throughout 2014, raising concern in the international community. Critics state, Armed operations and insurgency tactics are bound to produce casualties; it is when the perpetrators of these actions do not execute certain precautions to ...[read more]
October 2, 2014
by Addison Morris
The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights jointly released a report on Thursday, detailing the staggering amount of human rights abuses that have occurred under the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The report examines various ...[read more]
July 19, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
There is evidence of serious human rights violations committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), associated armed groups, Iraqi security forces (ISF) and associated forces in the last month, including some that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, the UN ...[read more]
December 9, 2013
by Lauren Laing
UN human rights experts on Monday called on the Iraqi government to provide information on seven residents of Camp Ashraf who were allegedly abducted in September amidst an attack that left 52 people dead. The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances demanded that the Iraqi ...[read more]
October 10, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
Iraqi authorities on Thursday announced the execution of 42 people convicted on terrorism charges. The executions took place over the course of two days and bring the total number of executions in Iraq this year to 132. The government of Iraq has been resorting to executions in the face of ...[read more]
September 5, 2013
by G. Redd
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the League of Defense of Human Rights in Iraq on Thursday called on the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) to investigate the deaths of more than 50 refugees discovered on Tuesday by UN officials in Camp Ahraf in the Diyala province. A ...[read more]
June 28, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) released a report Thursday which presses Iraqi leaders to develop measures addressing the growing trend of human rights abuses in Iraq. According to the UN, terrorist groups killed more than 3,100 Iraqi civilians and injured more than 12,100 during 2012. ...[read more]
July 23, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The recent wave of violence in Iraq was condemned Monday by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Political Affairs Gyoray Busztin denounced the wave of attacks that began over the weekend, reportedly a coordinated string ...[read more]
May 30, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Iraq's human rights situation remains fragile, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) reported Wednesday. Iraq is currently transitioning from a decade-long dictatorship and its underlying armed conflict and violence to a peaceful democratic system. UNAMI recognized some improvements towards ...[read more]
August 8, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Human rights abuses continue to plague various regions of Iraq, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) concluded in a report released Monday. The report, which analyzes the human rights situation in Iraq throughout the year ...[read more]

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