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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

On 25 April 2022, Alkarama addressed the UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances regarding the situation of Karim Yaser Abdulnabi ABDULAZIM, an Egyptian arrested by security forces in the governorate of Al Sharqiyyah (north-east, Egypt) on 12 April 2022.

On 24 February 2022, Alkarama addressed the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances regarding the situation of three Iraqi brothers Aqil Khalil Hamid Ibrahim, Emad Khalil Hamid Ibrahim and Falah Khalil Hamid Ibrahim who were arrested at their home on 31 January 2014 by the military and have been missing since. While their family lost hope of finding them alive, one of the three brothers was seen in a detention center

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.

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