Enforced disappearances from Anbar governorate 2015-2016 | HRO Report
30 August 2020
This special report, Enforced disappearances from Anbar governorate 2015-2016: Accountability for the victims and the right to the truth, was prepared by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) through its Human Rights Office (HRO) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). It is the first report by UNAMI/OHCHR concerning enforced disappearances allegedly perpetrated by pro-Government forces during combat and subsequent clearing operations targeting fighters belonging to the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or alleged supporters. It is designed to assist the Government in its engagement with the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances1 and the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances, notably to implement the concluding observations issued by the Committee on 13 October 20153 and to fully implement the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance4. The report was submitted to the Government of Iraq and the Committee on Enforced Disappearances in advance of its 19th session, which will be held in September 2020.
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