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The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) is dedicated to bringing together Iraqi and international civil societies through concrete actions to build together another Iraq, with peace and Human Rights for all.
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When austerity cuts in Italy hurt an Iraqi girl in Baghdad

When austerity cuts in Italy hurt an Iraqi girl in Baghdad

Riam is a 7-year-old girl living in Baghdad with her family. She was born with a severe malformation to her face. This angioma disfigured her and threatened to make her blind. However tragic, Riam’s story is commonplace in Iraq. So many children are born with malformations, in many cases serious and life threatening. Studies have...
Open letter to oil companies operating in Iraq from Iraqi oil workers and peace movements

Open letter to oil companies operating in Iraq from Iraqi oil workers and peace movements

Today, ten years ago, a global demonstration took place in more than sixty countries around the world, involving millions, to protest against the upcoming war in Iraq. Refusing an illegal war of aggression, protesting against a war for oil, demonstrators firmly rejected the idea a people can be bombed into democracy. Today, ten years after,...

Regulation and control of private military and security companies

ICSSI is supporting a new campaign, for the regulation and control of private military contractors, who are responsible for terrible human rights violations in Iraq and elsewhere. This week, members of the ICSSI are taking a lead in bringing a declaration in support of an international convention on the Regulation, Surveillance and Monitoring of private...
Invitation to the Second Iraqi Non Violence Forum

Invitation to the Second Iraqi Non Violence Forum

Basrah:  City of Peace and Nonviolence The Second Iraqi Nonviolence Forum and Fourth Conference of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Basrah, 20-22 October 2012 The Iraqi Nonviolence Group, “La’Onf,” together with NOVACT, the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI), and other Iraqi and international partners will convene the Second Iraqi Nonviolence Forum this year...

Registration form – Basra, October 20-22, 2012

Please fill in carefully the following information to register for the conference. All internationals need a visa for Iraq. If you want to receive a visa at Basra airport, register strictly within 10th of SEPTEMBER. All questions and supplementary information must be sent to icssi.project@gmail.org IMPORTANT If possible, pay online now through the website of Un...

Hundreds of journalists and media support the lawsuit against the “journalists’ law”

Hundreds of journalists and press, and activists, Announced their support for the lawsuit to against that called “the law of the rights of journalists,” that provided by the Association for Defending Freedom of the press by the personal names, and the administrative board of it, and recorded in the Federal Court under number 34 /...

Disrupted lives, the effects of cross-border attacks by turkey and Iran on Kurdish Villages

A report by CPT Christian Peacemaking Teams (CPT) is an international human rights organization, working to reduce violence and build peace in a creative way. Since 2002 they have been working in Iraq, and in 2009 they obtained formal permission to work within Iraqi Kurdistan from the Ministry of planning of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG). They have organized...

Ongoing mobilization to save the Iraqi Marshes and oppose the Ilisu dam project on the Tigris river

The international campaign against the Ilisu dam project on the Tigris river has reached a new threshold: nearly 25 000 have signed the petition to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. Sign the petition now! A delegation of Iraqis from the Marshes went to visit the city of Ashankayef, also threatened by the Ilisu dam, and they...
What Justice for Iraqi Victims of Private Military and Security Companies?

What Justice for Iraqi Victims of Private Military and Security Companies?

The ICSSI Takes Action! The last ten years have seen a dramatic increase in the use of private military and security companies [PMSCs] in places of armed conflict, especially by the United States and the United Kingdom.  These private companies have been implicated in illegal use of force, the killing of civilians, torture, sexual assault,...

Federal Appeals Court Permits Suits Against Private Military Contractors for Torture and War Crimes at Abu Ghraib to Proceed

Lower Courts to Hear Iraqi Civilians’ Claims of Beatings, Forced Nudity, Broken Bones, and Rape at Hands of Corporate Defendants   May 11, 2012, Richmond, VA – Today, a federal appellate court dismissed the appeals of two private military contractors who had argued they were immune from litigation when they engage in torture.  The corporate defendants, CACI and...

Baghdad Marathon update

The Baghdad Marathon project was born 4 years ago from an Italian Runners group that think that Sports can have an important role in building Peace and  Civil Society rights for freedom. From that moment we started to work hardly for bringing to know the project to NGO that are working in Iraq, having the...

Motion proposed to Iraqi parliament

The Civil Peace Initiative in Iraq submitted to the Committee of Civil Society Organizations in the Iraqi Council of Representatives(ICR) (Iraqi parliament)  a demand to vote on making 2012: a Year of Civic Peace in Iraq, and the adoption of the objectives of the initiative in making the civil peace as national priority for all...