HRV (Human Rights Violations) Iraq is an independent human rights organization that monitors, documents and exposes human rights violations in Iraq. HRV Iraq focuses its efforts, resources and network towards identifying and limiting human right violations, contributing to the protection of victim rights, and exposing the perpetrators and instigators of such violations in an effort to stop them and hold them accountable for their actions. We also aim to raise awareness amongst Iraqi citizens as to their civil, legal and political rights, promote and enhance the conditions for human rights in the country, and thrive for a more democratic and peaceful Iraq.
HRV Iraq was founded by a group of human rights activists, concerned with the systematic increase in human rights violations in the country. HRV Iraq has monitored hundreds of human rights violations since it was founded and has established databases and archives to document these violations and provide support and relief for the victims. We work closely with other human rights organizations and implement working methodologies and practices based on internationally accepted standard, declarations and conventions issued by the United Nations and other global human rights organizations.
In addition to monitoring and documenting human rights violations on an ongoing basis, we also maintain databases and conduct research, analysis and statistics. We share this information with other international organizations concerned with monitoring human rights in Iraq, including the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, as well as universities, research centers and media groups that publish research, reports and investigations on the human rights situation in Iraq and specific violations towards individuals.