Concerning the Republic of Iraq: Presentation during the Pre-Sessions of the Universal Periodic Review (Third Cycle)

Sean Fobbe
2019 Zenodo  
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a regular review of the human rights record of all States in the world. Continuously conducted by the UN Human Rights Council, each State is reviewed every four and a half years on the basis of information submitted by NGOs, the United Nations and the State concerned. In March 2019, RASHID International submitted a report concerning the Republic of Iraq as part of the third cycle of the UPR, to be the basis for the 2019 review of Iraq. The report discusses
more » ... the neglect of cultural rights in the UPR, the death penalty for antiquities trafficking, the Iraqi implementation of international law for the protection of cultural property in armed conflict, the illicit trade in antiquities, the right to cultural heritage in Iraq, the equal enjoyment of cultural rights by women and uncontrolled urban development. The key findings of the report and previous research were presented on 10 October 2019 in the Palace of Nations in Geneva on occasion of the Pre-Sessions to the Universal Periodic Review of Iraq. The UPR Pre-Sesssions are a prestigious opportunity for civil society voices to be heard at the United Nations. They are organized by the non-governmental organization UPR Info: This presentation is a publication of the non-profit organization RASHID International e.V. We are a charitable organization registered in the Federal Republic of Germany and are in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 2019. Learn more about our work at
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3871850 fatcat:yon2l2m4wrgf7l3egqlzepcwkq