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Summary Iraq is holding parliamentary elections on October 10, 2021. Without change, hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities will face barriers to participation and some of them may not be able to vote. The exact number of people with…
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  Summary Authorities are continuing to use vaguely worded laws in places throughout Iraq, including in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, that allow prosecutors to bring criminal charges for opinions they object to. Authorities in areas…
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  Summary For almost 30 years, including during the period of occupation by the US- and UK-led Coalition Provisional Authority, Iraqi authorities have failed to properly manage and regulate Iraq’s water resources, depriving the people in Iraq…
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  Summary “Nasim” grew up in Mosul, Iraq, and attended school for five years until the Islamic State (ISIS) took control of the city in 2014. Nasim, who was 13 at the time, didn’t like the curriculum ISIS imposed in his school, so he dropped…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to…
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  Summary The armed forces of the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), supported by various international partners, including the United States and Iran, have almost concluded their military campaign…
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Summary Since Mohammed VI became king in 1999, tens of Moroccans have been imprisoned solely for their nonviolent speech, under both the press code and the penal code. They include journalists convicted of defaming persons,…
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Summary Since early 2014, when the extremist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS, launched its offensive in Iraq, fighting has displaced over three million Iraqis from their homes. Of these, an estimated 1.5 million Sunni Arabs now live in the…
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Summary Malaysia’s use of criminal laws to arrest, question, and prosecute individuals for peaceful speech and assembly has deepened in the year since Human Rights Watch published Creating a Culture of Fear: The Criminalization of…
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Summary “We want to end impunity in Ivory Coast. No one is above the law. All those that committed blood crimes will be punished ... There will be no exceptions.” —Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, Dakar, May…
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Summary Because of the pain I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t talk to my friends. I wanted to crush my head against the wall and shake…. …. My pain tears me apart.. —Adil Akram, 29, who battled cancer in his leg for…
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Abbreviations AFJ-CI Association des Femmes Juristes de Côte d’Ivoire (Association of Women Jurists for Côte d’Ivoire) CDVR Commission…
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Map of Malaysia Glossary of Common Terms and Acronyms 1MDB 1 Malaysia Development Berhad Bersih …
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Summary In March and April 2015, the Iraqi government achieved a significant military victory against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, when its forces dislodged the extremist armed group from the city of Tikrit and other areas of Salah al-Din…
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Summary In October 2011, judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) authorized the court’s prosecutor to open an investigation into crimes committed during Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010-2011 post-election crisis. The crisis began after…
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After Liberation Came Destruction Iraqi Militias and the Aftermath of Amerli Summary Recommendations To the Iraqi Government To UN Bodies To the United States To…
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A Note on Gender Identity This report addresses human rights abuses faced by transgender people in Malaysia. “Transgender” is an inclusive term for anyone whose sex assigned to them at birth—i.e., the designation as “female” or…
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“No Answers, No Apology” Police Abuses and Accountability in Malaysia Glossary Map of Malaysia Summary Key Recommendations To the Government of Malaysia To the…
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Map Summary We know … that we are clandestine migrants, illegal …
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Summary In May 2012, Hanan al-Fadl (not her real name) was grocery shopping in a market in central Baghdad when security forces dressed in civilian clothing seized…