4/10/2012 2:16 PM

BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: The United Nations praised the move of Iraqi Parliament to appoint who will work in the first independent higher human rights commission in Iraq.

In a statement issued by UN representative in Iraq (UNAMI) Martin Kobler, he described this move as "historical" because it will defend all components of the Iraqi society irrespective of their national, ethnic, religious and social inclinations.

The selection of the commission's members lasted for one year by a specialized committee.

It consisted of 11 permanent members and 3 alternatives.

The committee received 3085 requests for nomination and ended its deliberations on 5 April, 2012.