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  • IGOHR Condemns the Torture of Children detained by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq 01 Mar 2017

    IGOHR Condemns the Torture of Children detained by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) strongly condemns the torture and mistreatment of children held in detention by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) forces in Iraq. IGOHR views such treatment of children by government security forces as a blatant violation of international human rights principles and calls on Iraqi authorities to cease from maltreating minors in their custody. A recent report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused the Iraq Kurdistan Regional Government for the arbitrary detention and alleged of about 17 children in their custody. These children...read more

  • IGOHR Strongly Denounces Deadly Car Explosion in Baghdad, Iraq 20 Feb 2017

    IGOHR Strongly Denounces Deadly Car Explosion in Baghdad, Iraq

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) vehemently denounces a deadly terrorist car bomb attack in Iraqi’s capital Baghdad. IGOHR calls for the immediate investigation and prosecution of the organizers and perpetrators of this cruel act as it is against international human rights principles. The incident which took place in a car dealer market in the south of Baghdad, claimed the lives of at least 55 innocent civilians and left scores of other wounded. The notorious militant group ISIL claimed responsibility of the attack which targeted car dealerships...read more

  • IGOHR Welcomes Human Rights Watch Report and Condemns the use of Chlorine Bombs on Allepo 15 Feb 2017

    IGOHR Welcomes Human Rights Watch Report and Condemns the use of Chlorine Bombs on Allepo

    The International Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) welcomes the Human Rights’ Watch report on the coordinated use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime on civilians in Allepo during the final weeks of its taking control over the city. IGOHR strongly condemns the use of such chemicals weapons by the Syrian forces as it is against several international humanitarian laws and also calls on the United Nations and the international community to hold Syrian authorities responsible for the attacks. The recent report by HRW detailed eight instances in which...read more

  • IGOHR Condemns Israel’s Settlement Policies and Says it’s against International Laws 08 Feb 2017

    IGOHR Condemns Israel’s Settlement Policies and Says it’s against International Laws

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) strongly condemns Israel’s decision to build Jewish settlement units in occupied Palestinian territories while it is deeply concerned about Israel’s settlement regulation law, which allows the construction of thousands of settlement homes on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. IGOHR views Israel’s action as offensive and against international human rights laws as well as a means to stall the ongoing efforts to relaunch the peace process between the two States which may see a possible formation of a Palestinian State....read more

  • IGOHR Strongly Condemns the Series of Shocking Terrorist Attacks in Middle East and Europe 22 Dec 2016

    IGOHR Strongly Condemns the Series of Shocking Terrorist Attacks in Middle East and Europe

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) vehemently denounces all the series of terrorist attacks that took place in the Middle East and Europe – Yemen, Jordan, Turkey, Germany and Switzerland– that shock the world. The organization expresses its complete disapproval of all forms of violence and terrorism and considers these criminal acts targeting security personnel, high diplomat officials and innocent civilians are unacceptable and incompatible with human right principles, ethical and human values such as peace, harmony and tolerance. The first incident took place in Aden, southern...read more

  • IGOHR Calls for More Protection of Migrants’ Rights Globally 19 Dec 2016

    IGOHR Calls for More Protection of Migrants’ Rights Globally

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) is honored to participate in marking this year’s International Migrants Day on December 18th 2016 together with the international community represented by the United Nations. IGOHR uses this opportunity to express its sincere sympathy to the families of thousands of migrants and refuges who lost their lives while making the perilous journey to another country in search for safety and security from violence and wars in their home countries as well as for better living conditions. Migrants being an integral part...read more

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