Explore the various facets of human rights violations in Iraq including protests, political stalemate, repression of activists and journalists, lack of accountability, challenges for women’s rights, persecution of LGBT individuals, civil documentation challenges, repatriation from Syria, climate change vulnerability, and health risks from gas flaring.
As we mark the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, it is disheartening to acknowledge that justice remains elusive for countless Iraqis who suffered unimaginable horrors during their detention at facilities like Abu Ghraib. Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently sounded the alarm, bringing to the forefront a critical issue that continues to haunt the victims and their families.
Iraq faces a heartbreaking crisis of honor killings and domestic violence, with the tragic stories of Retaj Al-Badiri, Tiba al-Ali, and Mousa Walaa shedding light on the plight of its vulnerable children. From unexploded ordnance to honor killings and domestic violence, these young lives call for urgent change and international support.
Uncovering the shadows of humanity, Iraq embarks on a journey to seek justice for enforced disappearances, find closure in the aftermath of the Gulf War and emphasize its commitment to reconciliation and healing.
Recent developments in Iraq signal significant threats to the fundamental rights of freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. The reintroduction of draft laws that curtail these rights poses a danger to democratic processes and the ability to hold authorities accountable. This blog post sheds light on the situation, advocates for the preservation of these essential rights, and calls for action to ensure freedom is upheld in Iraq.
Iraq’s prison system showcases the country’s democratic failures, with overcrowded and under-resourced facilities, rampant abuse and torture, and unjust detention of women and children. These conditions not only result in dire consequences for the prisoners but also fuel potential future terrorism risks.
International reports highlights the continued human rights crisis in Iraq, with torture, unfair trials, and attacks on civilians still rampant. The lack of accountability for these abuses further perpetuates the cycle of violence and impunity. Urgent actions are needed to protect human rights and ensure justice for the people of Iraq.
Committee 29’s Dark Legacy: Iraqi Government Confirms Torture and Extortion by Former Anti-Corruption Body
Committee 29, once hailed as Iraq’s beacon of anti-corruption, is now under scrutiny as investigations reveal a sinister legacy of torture and extortion. The Iraqi government has confirmed these allegations and is taking steps towards accountability and justice. Discover the chilling details of the human rights abuses perpetrated by Committee 29 and the ongoing efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The Iraqi Bar Association condemned the killing of the Iraqi citizen Hisham Muhammad Hashem Al-Khazali, during his arrest, and the beating and torture of him by employees of the Directorate of Combating Crime in Basra.
The troubling case of tortured human rights campaigner Shahab Al-Yasiri has prompted questions about the wider implications for democracy, human rights, and international law.