View Full Version : United Nations Human Rights Report Finds Continued Violence In Iraq, But More Importa

01-08-2013, 03:40 PM
In October 2012, the United Nations released its semi-annual human rights report on Iraq (http://unami.unmissions.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2790&ctl=Details&mid=5079&ItemID=810754&language=en-US). It was authored by the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), and covered the first six months of last year. They had two major findings. First, violence and terrorism were still a daily occurrence in Iraq, although security overall was relatively stable. Second, Iraq’s justice system has major flaws. That includes the lack of due process, torture and abuse in prisons, the holding of detainees for long periods incommunicado, extended delays before trials, and the failure to release people after they’re charges had been dismissed, they were found guilty, or they served their terms. The U.N. noted that the Iraqi government was aware of these issues, and was working on improving some of them, but that it would take a very long time before any meaningful progress would be made. The report highlighted the fact that Iraq faces many institutional and cultural problems on top of the daily violence.

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