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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.
Save the Tigris and Marshes
The Mosul Dam and the Italian Role. What are the Risks?

The Mosul Dam and the Italian Role. What are the Risks?

Press release by Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, January 20th 2016. 1. Mosul Dam, the largest dam in Iraq, now the most dangerous dam in the world  Risk of the imminent collapse of the Mosul Dam must be confronted immediately. The dam, which began operation in the 1980s, is located 35 kilometers north...
Neglect May Do What Daesh Didn’t: Breach Iraqi Dam

Neglect May Do What Daesh Didn’t: Breach Iraqi Dam

The New York Times – MICHAEL R. GORDON More than 16 months after Iraqi and Kurdish forces reclaimed Mosul Dam from Daesh fighters, the structure faces a new threat: the danger that it may collapse because of insufficient maintenance, overwhelming major communities downstream with floodwaters. In the worst-case scenario, according to State Department officials, an estimated...
The Perpetual Coma of "COP21": Climate Change Conference in Paris and Iraqi Civil Society

The Perpetual Coma of “COP21″: Climate Change Conference in Paris and Iraqi Civil Society

*Ismaeel Dawood Paris – 12/12/2015 Recent news has been dominated by the negotiations of presidents in the ongoing world climate conference in Paris, called “COP21”. The conference aims to reach a binding agreement on measures to be taken by state governments in order to cope with climate change caused by man, as a result of their...
Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign Youth Camp in the Marshes of Al-Chibayish

Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign Youth Camp in the Marshes of Al-Chibayish

ICSSI Baghdad, 2 December 2015 For three days, Iraqi youth activists of the Save the Tigris River and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign camped in the marshes of Al-Chibayish in Al-Nasiriyah province, from 19-21 November. The goal was to get familiar with the current reality of the Marshes, and the ongoing water crisis. The participants of the camps...
Three Reasons Why Some People Downplay the Risk of the Ilisu Dam on Iraq?

Three Reasons Why Some People Downplay the Risk of the Ilisu Dam on Iraq?

In this intervention, the Save the Tigris River and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign aims to review the three most important reasons why concerned Iraqi authorities downplay the risk of the Ilisu dam on Iraq, the campaign will explain its vision on all of these reasons and will put forward a proposal to counter the threat...
UN Delegation Visits Dhi Qar Province to Assess A Possible Inclusion of the Marshes’ in the World Heritage List

UN Delegation Visits Dhi Qar Province to Assess A Possible Inclusion of the Marshes’ in the World Heritage List

Shafaq News The administration of Dhi Qar province said on Thursday that a delegation from the United Nations experts visited the province in order to assess a possible inclusion of the Marshes in the World Heritage List. According to the governor of Dhi Qar “a delegation of international experts is visiting the province in order...
Environmental and Governmental Organizations Demanding for the Revitalization of the Marshlands and Warns of "The Deterioration of Environmental Situation"

Environmental and Governmental Organizations Demanding for the Revitalization of the Marshlands and Warns of “The Deterioration of Environmental Situation”

 Al-Mada Press / Dhi Qar Environmental and governmental organizations warned on Thursday of the deteriorating environmental situation in the Iraqi marshes as a result of the lack of water releases nutrients to areas of the marshes, and attributed the causes of the drought of marsh to “the poor management of water resources in the basins...
Results of the review session of Iraq on the Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights

Results of the review session of Iraq on the Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights

The Save the Tigris River and Iraqi Marshes Campaign presented a shadow report covering the water situation in Iraq as part of the reviewing process of Iraq’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic and Social Rights. The report was titled: “The Ilisu dam and its impact on human rights in Iraq: and the Iraq...
The Threat of Ilisu Dam and the Failure of the Iraqi Government to Protect Iraqi’s Right to Water

The Threat of Ilisu Dam and the Failure of the Iraqi Government to Protect Iraqi’s Right to Water

Press Statement by “Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign”, attending the Iraqi review by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Geneva – October 28, 2015 Successive Iraqi governments have not used all available legal means and negotiation tools (in accordance with the international law) to protect Iraqi’s right to water. Since...
Save Hasankeyf! Save the Iraqi Marshes! Stop the Ilisu Dam! Demonstration at the UK Commission for UNESCO

Save Hasankeyf! Save the Iraqi Marshes! Stop the Ilisu Dam! Demonstration at the UK Commission for UNESCO

SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 ~ KURDISHSOLIDARITYNET Today (Monday) we gathered in London to demonstrate at the UK Commission for UNESCO’s office. We demonstrated in solidarity with our Kurdish friends as part of World Hasankeyf Day, which was yesterday. We chose to move our action to the Monday so that UNESCO’s office would be open. Our message...
Great Actions in the Framework of the "Global Hasankeyf Action Day"

Great Actions in the Framework of the “Global Hasankeyf Action Day”

20.09.2015 On the Global Hasankeyf Action Day in Hasankeyf and several cities hundreds of people have demonstrated against the expected destruction through the Ilisu Dam on the Tigris and for Hasankeyf. HASANKEYFThe biggest action was done in the 12.000 years old town of Hasankeyf at the Tigris River in Turkish Kurdistan today. Around 400 people gathered in the center...
Shadow Report on the Ilisu Dam’s Impacts on Human Rights in Iraq, and the Iraqi Government's Failure to Act - Geneva Meeting

Shadow Report on the Ilisu Dam’s Impacts on Human Rights in Iraq, and the Iraqi Government’s Failure to Act – Geneva Meeting

The Save the Tigris River and Iraqi Marshes Campaign prepared a shadow report covering the water situation in Iraq as part of the reviewing process of Iraq’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic and Social Rights. The title of the shadow report is “The Ilisu dam and its impact on human rights in Iraq:...