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Iraq: People with Disabilities Face Election Barriers

From Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq: People with Disabilities Face Election Barriers People with disabilities in Iraq are facing significant obstacles to participating in upcoming parliamentary elections on October 10, 2021, due to discriminatory legislation and… Read More

HRW: “Apparent Familial Feud Drives Illegal Evictions”

From Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq: Apparent Familial Feud Drives Illegal Evictions The Iraqi army has unlawfully evicted dozens of families from a village north of Baghdad since July 2021 in an apparent family feud involving… Read More

Iraq Launches Human Rights National Action Plan

UNAMI welcomes Iraq’s adoption of a five-year Human Rights National Action Plan, launched on 26 July, at an event chaired by the Deputy Minister of Justice and organized with the support of the Office of the President and UNAMI’s Human Rights Office. The Human Rights National Action Plan, prepared by the Ministry of Justice and… Read More

Iraqis Campaign Against Impunity for Violence

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqis campaign against impunity for violence Activists in Iraq and abroad are seeking to pressure Iraqi authorities into preventing impunity for perpetrators of abuses. Click here to read the… Read More

The Ongoing Assassinations of Iraqi Activists

By Ali Al-Mikdam, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Ongoing Assassinations of Iraqi Activists In the period after the 2020 assassination of Soleimani and al-Muhandis, many activists in Iraq believe that Iran’s focus… Read More

Iraqi Photojournalist sentenced to 7 Years Prison in “Secret Trial”

In response to the sentencing of Iraqi Kurdish photojournalist Qaraman Shukri to seven years in prison in a secret trial, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) issued the following statement: “Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq are making an appalling habit of sentencing journalists to prison without any regard for due process and for the rights… Read More

Amnesty: Arbitrary Arrests and Enforced Disappearance in Kurdistan

By Amnesty International. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearance of activists and journalists Over the past year the authorities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) have ruthlessly cracked down on journalists, activists… Read More

Amnesty calls to Reveal Whereabouts of 643 Disappeared

By Amnesty International. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Reveal whereabouts of 643 men and boys disappeared five years ago On the fifth anniversary of the enforced disappearance of at least 643 Iraqi men and boys by Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) militias… Read More

HRW: Inadequate Plans for Camp Closures

From Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Inadequate Plans for Camp Closures Recent camp closures have stripped thousands of displaced people of essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic, with inadequate government plans for their return home, Human Rights… Read More

US urges Rule of Law in Iraq

By John Lee. The United States has said it is outraged that peaceful demonstrators who took to the streets to urge reform were met with threats and brutal violence. In a statement issued on Thursday, the US State Department added: “Moreover, the violation of Iraqi sovereignty and rule of law by armed militias harms all… Read More