IRAQ: The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances urges the government to locate Mr. Ali Alwan Khalaf AL JANABI

Mohammed AYAT-membre du Comité des Disparitions Forcées (CED)-2

The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances, which monitors the implementation of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance ratified by Iraq on November 23, 2010, urged on December 23, 2021, the State Party to locate Mr. Ali Alwan Khalaf AL JANABI who has been missing since he was abducted on July 02, 2014 at his home.

On this day, members of the Iraqi army went to the neighborhood of Al Askari, in Al Mazraa in the governorate of Latifiya (south of Baghdad), and raided Mr. Al Janabi’s whom they took by force to an unknown destination.

Mandated by the victim's relatives, Alkarama and Al Wissam Humanitarian Assembly had submitted his situation to the UN Committee on March 31st, 2017.

The recommendations of the CED

The UN body urged the Iraqi authorities to take all necessary measures to locate Mr. Al Janabi and to investigate his disappearance without delay in accordance with their international obligations.

The Committee exhorted the State party to inform Mr. Al Janabi’s relatives about his situation as soon as he is located and to put them immediately in contact with him. Furthermore, the CED asked to receive information corroborated by official documents about the investigation that will be carried out and stated that Mr. Al Janabi’s case will remain open until the government clarifies it.

This is the fourth injunction from the Committee, which has regularly called the State party to respect his commitments during 2021 and to cooperate in good faith with the process.

The Iraqi authorities have until January 23, 2022 to provide clarification regarding the victim's situation.

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