Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor

Defending Freedom Throughout the MENA Region

Euro-Med Monitor in Iraq

Human rights conditions in Iraq continued to deteriorate in 2013. Security dramatically declined as sectarian tensions deepened. Suicide attacks, car bombs, and assassinations became more frequent and lethal. The government responded to largely peaceful protests with violence and to worsening security with draconian counterterrorism measures.

Forced Returns, Threats Amount to Collective Punishment...Read more

The registry of the Iraqi security forces shows a history of intentional targeting of peaceful demonstrations ...Read more

Such practices against civilians are a flagrant violation of the right to freedom...Read more

More than 60 armed militias are believed to be operating on the ground...Read more

Take All Needed Measures to Minimize Civilian Harm...Read more

The organizations reminded member countries that control of terrorist groups never justifies violation of civilians' basic human rights...Read more

Incommunicado Screening Puts Detainees at Risk...Read more

At least 12 killed and 50 others wounded in blast that hits Shia neighbourhood in the Iraqi capital....Read more