Geneva/Baghdad, 18 August 2016 – A UN report released Thursday details the heart-wrenching testimony of Yezidi survivors of ISIL atrocities in Iraq since the attack on Sinjar in August 2014, including accounts of systematic and widespread killings, sexual violence and sexual slavery, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, forced conversions and forced displacement among other abuses of international human rights and humanitarian law.

Baghdad, 12 August 2016 – The Human Rights Office of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) conducted a training in Baghdad for Iraqi bloggers with the aim of building capacities and raising awareness on human rights issues within the Iraqi context.

Thursday, 10 December 2015 18:13

UN marks Human Rights Day in Baghdad

Baghdad, 10 December 2015 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Iraq and the whole UN family in Iraq today commemorated Human Rights Day, in partnership with the Iraqi Council of Representatives. The theme for this year’s celebration is "Our Rights, Our Freedoms, Always”.

Message by Francesco Motta, Director of the Human Rights Office/UNAMI and Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Iraq, on Human Rights Day 2015 - 10 December 2015.

Published in Video

Excellencies, Ladies And Gentlemen,

I am honoured to be present with you all at such an important event – the launch in Iraq of the international protocol on the investigation and documentation of sexual violence under the auspices of the Government of the United Kingdom.

Published in Speeches

GENEVA (18 September 2015) – The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances has published its concluding observations on Iraq and Montenegro which it examined during its session from 7 to 18 September.

Iraq

We have received reports that suggest a violent clampdown on people who are attempting to flee ISIL-controlled areas in Iraq, particularly through the Hamrin mountain chain in northeast Iraq. 

BAGHDAD/GENEVA (13 July 2015) – A UN report released Monday shows that the conflict in Iraq continues to take a terrible toll on civilians, with at least 15,000 killed and 30,000 injured since January 2014. Widespread human rights violations and massive displacement continue unabated throughout the country.

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