Baghdad, 11 December 2019 – UNAMI held events across Iraq on 10 December to commemorate International Human Rights Day.

Baghdad, 5 November 2019 – UNAMI has found that serious human rights violations and abuses continued to occur during the second wave of demonstrations that started in Iraq on 25 October. A second report, prepared by the UNAMI Human Rights Office, was published today. It follows an earlier special report which covered the 1-9 October protests and was published on 22 October.

Baghdad, 22 October 2019 – A special report, prepared by the Human Rights Office of UNAMI, outlines key human rights concerns regarding the demonstrations that occurred in Iraq from 1 to 9 October 2019. UNAMI’s interim findings indicate that serious human rights violations and abuses have been committed during the recent protests. The report contains a set of recommendations and urges Iraqi authorities to take concrete steps to ensure accountability, to prevent human rights violations and to enable peaceful demonstrations in the future.

8 May 2019, Castle of Culture and Arts, Tikrit city, Salah al-Din: UNAMI Human Rights Office celebrated the Minorities and Human Rights Film Festival in Tikrit with 45 participants including, Tikrit’s Director of Police and representatives of Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Health, the Provincial Council, Tikrit Community Police, Police Protection of Family and Children Unit, NGOs, as well as academics from Tikrit University, women activists, journalists, human rights defenders, actors, a musician, and a film director.

The films triggered lively panel and audience discussions of human rights issues raised in the films. Those issues include enforced disappearances, forced marriage, child marriage, child labour and begging, identity and the situation of displaced families, discrimination against minorities, violence against women and children, and the negative impact of corruption on the ability to exercise human rights.

Once again, the most popular film, according to the audience, was Cinderella (on poverty and orphandom due to war) followed by Colours (discrimination against minorities). Black Lens (corruption) and Give Me My Chance (displacement and access to education) also polled strongly.

 

Photos: UNAMI PIO/Harith Al-Obaidi


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Ramadi, Iraq, 27 March 2019 - Civil society activists, women human rights defenders, community and tribal leaders, representatives from the Iraqi Human Rights Commission (IHCHR), journalists and media representatives, and government officials today convened a joint discussion with the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO), at the Mayor's office in Ramadi, Anbar Governorate.

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Fallujah, Iraq, 26 March 2019 - Civil society activists, community and tribal leaders, representatives from the Iraqi Human Rights Commission (IHCHR), journalists and media representatives, and government officials today convened a joint discussion with the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office, at the Mayor's office in Fallujah, Anbar Governorate.

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Iraq: 3By3 Film Festival 2019 4th Edition

Launch held on 3rd March 2019 at Art City in Baghdad, Iraq

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Remarks by Ms. Danielle Bell, Chief of the Human Rights Office of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), at the launch of 3x3 Film Festival, held in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sunday, 3 March 2019.

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Erbil, Iraq, 10 December 2018 - Students and human rights activists fanned out in Erbil’s old bazaar distributing flyers and informing cafegoers, shoppers and shop owners about Human Rights Day and the importance of standing up for their rights and the rights of others in a splendid public display of activism to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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