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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 Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything. —Peter, Dominica,…
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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 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 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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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 Iran…
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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…
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Map of Iran Summary Security forces arrested Rebin Rahmani on November 19, 2006, in Kermanshah, the capital of the western Iranian province of the…
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Summary Iraq’s government is in the process of enacting what it refers to as an Information Crimes Law to regulate the use of information networks, computers, and other…
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At a Crossroads Human Rights in Iraq Eight Years after the US-Led Invasion Summary Methodology I. Rights of Women and Girls Background Targeting Female Leaders and Activists Trafficking …
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Meeting the Challenge Protecting Civilians through the Convention on Cluster Munitions Table of Acronyms Introduction Cluster Munitions and their Human Toll The Convention on Cluster Munitions…
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 I. Summary I remember my mother and her sister-in-law took us two girls, and there were four other girls. We went to Sarkapkan for the procedure. They put us in the bathroom, held our legs open, and cut something.…
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On Vulnerable Ground Violence against Minority Communities in Nineveh Province’s Disputed Territories Summary Conflict in the North The Battle for Nineveh Nineveh’s Embattled Minorities …
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"They Want Us Exterminated" Murder, Torture, Sexual Orientation and Gender in Iraq I. Introduction Summary Methodology, Terminology II. "They Are Massacring Us": Survivors' Voices A Spreading Campaign Death Lists Torture and …
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The Quality of Justice Failings of Iraq's Central Criminal Court I. Summary II. Recommendations To the Iraqi Government To the United States Government and the Multinational Force (MNF) To the International Donor Community III. …
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Stuck in a Revolving Door Iraqis and Other Asylum Seekers and Migrants at the Greece/Turkey Entrance to the European Union Map of Greece and Turkey Border Region I. Summary II. Recommendations III. Methodology and Scope IV. Background The Geography of…
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Rot Here or Die There Bleak Choices for Iraqi Refugees in Lebanon I. Executive Summary II. Recommendations III. Background The Iraqi Displacement Crisis Iraqi Refugees in Lebanon.. IV. Legal Status of Iraqi Refugees in Lebanon…