B) UNAMI (United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq)

  • UNAMI Human Rights Report for September and October 2005 (14 Nov 2005)

    UNAMI has released its second report on the Human Rights situation in Iraq. The report recognizes efforts made by the Iraqi authorities in improving the law and order situation in the country, but also highlights areas that continue to be of concern, noting that hundreds of Iraqi civilians have been killed or wounded during the reporting period due to random and targeted killings, terrorist actions, criminal and militia activities and by continuous military operations in several parts of the country. The report emphasizes, “The rights of victims to timely justice and redress should be central to any strategy to combat violations.”

    The report suggests that “massive security operations by the Iraqi police and Special Forces continue to disregard instructions announced in August 2005 by the Ministry of the Interior to safeguard individual guarantees during search and detention operations,” and also says that the "price paid by civilians, including women and children, during military activity currently underway calls for further reflection on the nature and conduct of the conflict and on the proportionality of the use of force”.

    See also UNAMI press release and UN news item.

  • UNAMI Human Rights reports

    UNAMI compiles a summary of human rights developments on a quarterly basis (bimonthly prior to 2007)