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Alkarama’s director, Rachid Mesli, said during his online participation in a human rights symposium on the occasion of the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances, “The Iraqi authorities are unwilling to hold those involved in the crimes of enforced disappearance to account.”, pointing to the clear complicity between successive governments and the militias that commit these crimes.

The UN Committee against Torture made several recommendations for the improvement of the human rights situation in Iraq following its 2nd review during the 73rd session held in Geneva between 19 April 2022 and 13 May 2022.

The UN Human Rights Committee made several recommendations for the improvement of the human rights situation in Iraq at the end of its 2nd review during the 134th session held in Geneva betwe

Iraq
Our concerns
  • Excessive use of force and arbitrary arrests of demonstrators;
  • Reprisals against human rights defenders, journalists, and other peaceful activists and opponents;
  • Violation of the right to freedom of expression, including censorship of traditional media and social networks;
  • Serious violations of fundamental rights and freedoms in the fight against terrorism, including death sentences imposed following unfair trials.

 

Human Rights Instruments
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
ICCPR Ratified ?
ICCPR Ratification Date
Individual Complaint procedure with the Human Rights committee (ICCPR Optional protocol 1) Ratified ?
Second Optional Protocol of ICCPR (abolition of death penalty) ratified ?
Date last Concluding Observations by Human Rights Committee
Next Human Rights Committee State Report due
OVERDUE - State party did not submit report on time
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (UNCAT)
UNCAT Ratified ?
UNCAT Ratification Date
OPCAT (National Preventive Mechanism) Ratified ?
National Preventive Mechanism (OPCAT) created ?
UNCAT Art 20 (confidential inquiries) ratified ?
UNCAT Art 22 (Individual Complaint procedure) Ratified ?
Date of last Concluding Observations by Committee against Torture (CAT)
Next CAT State Report Due
OVERDUE - State party did not submit report on time
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED)
ICPPED Ratified ?
ICPPED Ratification Date
ICPPED Art 31 (Individual communications) ratified ?
ICPPED Art 33 (Inquiry procedure ) ratified ?
Date last Concluding Observations by Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED)
2015-09-18
Next CED State Report Due
OVERDUE - State party did not submit report on time
Human Rights Council
Date last Universal Period Review (UPR)
UPR Next Review
Membership of Human Rights Council:

Term expires in 2019

National Human Rights Institution
Accreditation with the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI)
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