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The United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances is visiting Iraq starting November 12 to determine ways to address cases of enforced disappearance in line with its mandate under Article 33 of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances, responsible for monitoring 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 October 2022 to reveal the fate of Saleh Musa Ahmed Mohammed AL BAYDANI (1993) who has been miss

On October 17, 2022, Iraq was called upon by the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances to reveal the fate of Iraqi citizen, Amer Al Kartani, who has been missing since he was abducted from his family home on May 21, 2014.

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

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

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