Iraq: Final warning on UN resolution

Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said:

'Our delegates in Iraq have seen bodies removed from mass graves, spoken to people who feel unsafe on the streets and heard of security files which could provide vital evidence of past human rights abuses being used to wrap goods in the market. All of this underlines our call for human rights to be at the heart of discussions on Iraq.

'The revised resolution is weak and vague on human rights. It still doesn't go far enough, despite the latest amendments, and doesn't even start to tackle the current law and order crisis. The UK must ensure that the resolution calls for a UN Commission of Experts to work with civil society to ensure that those responsible for human rights abuses are brought to justice and that Iraq's judicial system is reformed. The people of Iraq deserve no less.'

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