Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review of Iraq

In February 2010 the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva conducted its periodic review of Iraq. The Iraqi Human Rights Minister Wijdan Salim attended the periodic review working group session.

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Discrimination Against Women in Iraqi Society and the Penal Code No. 111 of 1969

Dr Bushra Al-Aubaidi of Baghdad University College of Law has kindly permitted us to publish her research (in Arabic) on gender discrimination in Iraqi Society and in the Penal Code No. 111 of 1969.

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UNAMI Human Rights Report 1 January 2009 – 30 June 2009

UNAMI’s 15th six monthly Human Rights Report for Iraq covers the period from 1 January 2009 to 30 June 2009. The report notes that during that period:

  • 31 death row inmates were executed, including one woman
  • According to information received from the High Judicial Council, between 1 January and 31 May 2009, Iraqi courts (excluding the […]
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    Criminal Procedure and Human Rights

    With the aim of identifying potential areas for proposed reform, we have closely compared the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code No. 23 of 1971 with the provisions of the following legal instruments that carry the force of law within Iraq: the 2005 Iraqi Constitution, the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, […]

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    Iraq and International Human Rights Declarations and Treaties

    United Nations Instruments
    Iraq voted in favour of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.

    Iraq is a signatory to the following International Human Rights Treaties:

    • Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, acceded 1959
    • International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights, signed 1969, […]
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