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  • Video: Iraqi Officials Hide Potential War Crime Evidence
    An incident on March 29, 2018, in which government workers removed about 80 bodies from a damaged house, raised suspicions of a cover-up of killings of possible Islamic State (also known as ISIS) suspects. Human Rights Watch observed the episode. Day…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq: Displacement, Detention of Suspected “ISIS Families”

    Iraq: Displacement, Detention of Suspected “ISIS Families”

    (Erbil) – Iraqi forces have forcibly displaced at least 125 families said to have familial ties to affiliates of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Human Rights Watch said today.Sunni tribal groups (known as the Hashad al-Asha'ri), within th…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Chilcot Report: We Need to See Senior Figures Held Criminally Responsible for Iraq War Crimes

    Chilcot Report: We Need to See Senior Figures Held Criminally Responsible for Iraq War Crimes

    Sir John Chilcot's report on lessons to be learned from the 2003 invasion of Iraq has taken seven years to produce. David Cameron has said it should not be about "punishing" British soldiers, but holding senior people to account. However, 13 years of…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Sarah Leah Whitson
    Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa Division, oversees the work of the division in 19 countries, with staff located in 10 countries. She has led dozens of advocacy and investigative missions thr…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq Universal Periodic Review Outcome Statement
    Thank you, Madam President.Human Rights Watch welcomes the adoption of the outcome of the UPR on Iraq, which contained important recommendations to address human rights concerns. We take note of Iraq’s stated commitment to implement these recommen…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Human Rights Watch Submission to UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
    We welcome the Business and Human Rights Working Group’s attention to the nexus between corruption and human rights and are grateful for the opportunity to share our research and analysis on this important topic.Human Rights Watch is an independen…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq’s ISIS Trials Don’t Deliver Justice – Including for Children

    Iraq’s ISIS Trials Don’t Deliver Justice – Including for Children

    March 5, 2019Video ISIS Child Suspects Arbitrarily Arrested, Tortured in Iraq Children involved in armed conflict are entitled to rehabilit…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq: Authorities Violently Remove Protesters

    Iraq: Authorities Violently Remove Protesters

    Expand Security forces fire tear gas at protesters in Baghdad, Iraq, on January 27, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed (Beirut) – Iraqi authori…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq: State Appears Complicit in Massacre of Protesters

    Iraq: State Appears Complicit in Massacre of Protesters

    Expand An ambulance arrives in Tahrir square in Baghdad after an attack on protesters in al-Khilani Square late on December 6, 2019.  © 2019 AFP/Getty…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
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    Security forces met protests in Baghdad and cities in southern Iraq in October and November with excessive force, killing hundreds. Other violations of freedom of assembly and expression and women’s rights persisted, along with the right to water,…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

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  • Remnants of Isis: finds in a Syrian village – in pictures
    A year after the last black flag of Islamic State was lowered in the Syrian village of Baghouz, traces of the jihadist group are still all around this small and remote village near the Iraqi border, where Kurdish fighters and the US-led coalition dec…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Mar 20, 3:00am -
  • 'We have no options': how water scarcity is changing south Iraq
    Researchers find people are being forced from their homes because poor water supplies are leaving families unable to sustain themselves through agriculture• Photographs by Tom Peyre-Costa for the Norwegian Refugee Council Continue reading...
    - 12 days ago, 19 Mar 20, 3:00am -
  • Bill sets five-year limit to prosecute UK armed forces who served abroad
    Legislation to stop ‘vexatious’ claims excludes alleged crimes by military personnel in Northern IrelandA five-year time limit on bringing prosecutions against soldiers and veterans who have served abroad – except in “exceptional circumstance…
    - 13 days ago, 17 Mar 20, 8:01pm -
  • UK's air war against Isis ends after five years
    RAF has launched no attacks in Syria or Iraq since September, but controversy continues over civilian casuality numbersBritain’s five-year air war against Isis has quietly come to an end, with official figures revealing no bombs have been dropped s…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Mar 20, 1:31pm -
  • US launched airstrikes in Iraq in retaliation for rocket attack, Pentagon confirms
    Attacks targeted Iran-backed militia, which Pentagon blames for Wednesday’s killing of two US soldiers and UK servicewoman The Pentagon has confirmed that US forces carried out airstrikes in Iraq against what it described as five weapons storage si…
    - 17 days ago, 13 Mar 20, 12:53pm -
  • UK servicewoman killed in missile attack on Iraqi base is named
    Reservist L/Cpl Brodie Gillon, who died during attack on Camp Taji, was a ‘hugely popular character’Britain’s defence secretary has said that those behind an indiscriminate rocket attack that killed a British medical technician and two American…
    - 18 days ago, 12 Mar 20, 4:02pm -
  • Rocket attack on Iraq base leaves two Americans and one UK soldier dead
    12 others injured by fusillade of Katyusha rocketsSoon after, airstrikes reported on base used by Iran-backed militiaTwo Americans and a British soldier are reported to have been killed and 12 others injured by a rocket attack on a coalition base in…
    - 19 days ago, 11 Mar 20, 5:40pm -
  • Coronavirus: Europeans warned to expect months of disruption
    Major restrictions become more likely as deaths and infections spike across EUCoronavirus – latest updatesGovernments across Europe have warned their citizens that the coronavirus outbreak could lead to months of serious disruption, as figures for…
    - 21 days ago, 9 Mar 20, 3:48pm -
  • 'We are power': the world marks International Women's Day - video report
    People around the world marked International Women's Day on Sunday with rallies, marches and protests. In London, topless protesters formed a human chain on Waterloo bridge to highlight the vulnerability of women in the face of the climate crisis. In…
    - 22 days ago, 8 Mar 20, 1:35pm -
  • Javier Pérez de Cuéllar obituary
    Peruvian politician and diplomat who served for two terms as the UN secretary general and helped to end the war between Iran and Iraq in the 1980sJavier Pérez de Cuéllar, who has died aged 100, was a cautious and conservative Peruvian diplomat who…
    - 25 days ago, 5 Mar 20, 12:38pm -

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