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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 controlled both by…
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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’s…
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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 out and…
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 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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 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
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 Recommendations
 To the Iraqi Government
 To UN Bodies
 To the United States
 To Iran…
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 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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 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
 
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 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 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. They…
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 On Vulnerable
 Ground 
 Violence against
 Minority Communities in Nineveh Province’s Disputed Territories
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 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…