On the 73rd Anniversary of the Human Rights Declaration: The Human Rights Assessment of Kurdistan Region Iraq

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Faculty: Faculty of FASE

Department: IRD 

Type of the workshop: National workshop
The workshop in brief: The purpose of the symposium was to celebrate the anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights and to assess the situation of human rights in the Kurdistan Region. Further to this, the event aimed to raise awareness about timely and critical human rights issues in Iraq and to contribute to promoting Human Rights in Kurdistan.

Participants: 61

Date and time: December, 14, 2021
Place: Hall 302 | Education Building | Tishk International University – Erbil

Session topics: 

  1. Sources of Human Rights
  2. Minorities Rights in the Context of the Iraqi Permanent Constitution of 2005 and the Laws in Kurdistan.
  3. The Act Number 11 of 2014 in Kurdistan Region regarding Obtaining Information.
  4.  Recommendations on maintaining and preventing the Human Rights in Kurdistan Region.

Presenters names and affiliations:

  1. Kameran Al Salihi, Professor of Law from Soran University
  2. Sulaf Mohammad Amin Kakayi (Law department, Salahaddin University)
  3. Adnan Abdullah Rasheed (lecturer, law department, TIU)
  4. Dr. Othman Ali (Salahaddin University)
Outcome of the workshop:

The speakers highlighted the importance of the implementation of the law, and rights of minorities in the Kurdistan Region, how they have been mentioned in the Iraqi constitution. Moreover, the right to reach information in the region and explaining the rights of obtaining information in the Iraqi constitution. And explaining how these rights are developed and the extent of their implementation in the Kurdistan Region.