|KHRP sends Fact-Finding Mission to investigate Human Rights Situation in Kurdish regions of Iraq|
KHRP Deputy Director Rachel Bernu has completed a January fact-finding mission to northern Iraq . The mission comprised visits to Sulemanya , Dohuk and Arbil in the KRG, as well as to Kirkuk . Ms. Bernu met with government, intergovernmental and NGO representatives, seeking to establish an understanding of the human rights situation in a region that has seen so much change over the past four years.
The mission's particular focuses were the treatment of minorities, investigative and pre-detention practices, corruption, as well as the extent of access to basic rights such as the right to housing and the right to life. The mission was chiefly concerned to observe that there was a lack of consistency in the enforcement of rights, a lack of public awareness of these rights and that women's human rights are, as a result, the most regularly violated.
A full report of the mission will be available in the coming months.
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Kurdish Human Rights Project is an independent, non-political human rights organisation dedicated to the promotion and protection of the human rights of all people in the Kurdish regions. It is a registered charity, founded and based in London
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