Human Rights Violations and Abuses in the Context of Demonstrations in Iraq October 2019 to April 2020 | HRO Report
27 August 2020
In October 2019, demonstrations started in multiple governorates across Iraq on an unprecedented scale, initially driven primarily by young people giving voice to their frustration with poor economic, social and political prospects. This report, Human Rights Violations and Abuses in the Context of Demonstrations in Iraq, details human rights violations and abuses perpetrated against protesters and persons expressing political dissent from 1 October 2019 to 30 April 2020, with a view to promoting accountability and preventing future violence.
Published in collaboration with
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights