Articles for Iraq

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.

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 23 November 2010, urged the State party on 18 November 2021 to locate and return to Iraq Mr Mohammed AL DARAJI, who has been missing since he was abducted from his home on 10 February 2014.

A report published by the United Nations Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) highlighted the need to prevent torture in places of detention in Iraq, including in the Kurdistan Region, highlighting a number of issues that Alkarama had raised in recent years in this regard as part of its concerns about the human rights situation in the country.

The Iraqi authorities are regularly called to order by the United Nations (UN) Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) for failing to meet their obligations under the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, which Iraq ratified on 23 November 2010.

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED), responsible for monitoring the implementation by States of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, has urged the Iraqi government to comply with its commitments under the Convention it ratified on November 23, 2010.  

On 14 November 2017, Alkarama submitted to the Committee on Enforced Disappearances an Urgent appeal regarding the case of Mounir Al Jabouri. He was arrested on 14 April 2014, along with two of his cousins, by members of the 17th Division of the Iraqi Army. All the efforts of Al Jabouri’s family to locate him over the years remain in vain.

Authorities in Iraq released the two civilian activists, Khalil al-Jumaili and Asma al-Azzawi, and the peaceful protesters Shaker al-Khafaji and Ali al-Sudani, who were disappeared forcibly for periods ranging from more than two weeks to about two months.

On November 20, 2019, Alkarama and Ikram Center for Human Rights filed a complaint with the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) concerning the enforced disappearance of Iraqi minor Efane Hatem Daham al-Abbassi by an intelligence force in Tikrit, Salah al-Din province. Following Alkarama’s complaint, the CED addressed a verbal note to the Iraqi Government, seeking to clarify the fate of the victim.

الكرامة، 14 أغسطس 2019

خاطبت السيدة آنياس كالامار، المقرّرة الخاصة الأممية المعنية بحالات الإعدام خارج القضاء، في بيان نُشر يوم الاثنين 12 أغسطس 2019، حكومة فرنسا وحثّتها على التدخّل في حق سبعة فرنسيين مهددين بتنفيذ حكم الإعدام في حقهم بالعراق والمطالبة بإعادتهم إلى بلدهم.

وجاء هذا البيان عقب نداء توصلت به في 25 يونيو 2019 يذكّر بأنّ فرنسا، بعد أن ألغت عقوبة الإعدام، ملزمة قانونيًا بضمان عدم تعرّض مواطنيها لهذه العقوبة سواء في الداخل أو في الخارج.

On March 28, 2019, Alkarama submitted its shadow report ahead of Iraq’s upcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the UN Human Rights Council. The UPR, which is held every four to five years, is a peer-review mechanism during which UN Member States assess each other’s human rights records and make recommendations based on the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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