Articles for Iraq

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.

(Geneva, January 31, 2019) – In January 2019, Alkarama was officially informed of the release of 37 individuals between mid-2018 and early 2019, who were employees of former Vice-President Tariq Al Hashimi and imprisoned since 2011-2012.

Imad Al Tamimi (L) and Israa Al Dujaili (R)


(Geneva, September 28, 2018) – On September 18, 2018, Alkarama submitted the cases of Imad Al Tamimi and Israa Al Dujaili to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders (SRHRD), requesting that the independent expert call upon the Iraqi authorities to immediately cease all acts of reprisals against them.

Ahmed Al Husseini (L) and Mohammad Al Shahwani (R)


(Geneva, September 26, 2018) – On September 19 and 21, 2018, Alkarama and Al Wissam Humanitarian Assembly submitted two more cases of enforced disappearances in Iraq to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED).

Hicham Al Hayali

(Geneva, August 23, 2018) – On August 20, 2018, Alkarama and Al Wissam Humanitarian Assembly submitted four more cases of disappeared persons in Iraq to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED).

Clockwise from top left: Ahmad Al Jabouri, Bilal Al Bazi,Falah Al Bazi, Marwan Al Subaihi, Talib Al Jabouri, Shaker Al Mafraji, Ghassan Al Samarraei, and Dawoud Al Samarraie


(L-R) Ahmed Al Jamali, Karim Al Shammari and Safaa Al Khafaji


(Geneva, August 8, 2018) – On July 27, 2018, Alkarama requested the intervention of several UN experts in the cases of three Iraqi citizens who were severely beaten by the security forces in Iraq due to their participation in demonstrations across the country.

Use of excessive lethal force to crack down on Iraqi protests

(Geneva, August 3, 2018) – The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD ) has published a decision adopted in April 2018 and issued in late July qualifying the detention of 24 Iraqi citizens* as arbitrary. The majority of individuals named in Opinion 38/2018 were employees or persons with alleged personal connections with former Vice-President Tariq Al Hashimi.

(Geneva, July 30, 2018) – Over the course of July 2018, Alkarama has submitted 11 cases of enforced disappearances in Iraq to the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED), of which seven have been documented in partnership with the NGO Al Wissam Humanitarian Assembly.