Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative

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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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 IMPORTANT If possible, pay online now through the website of Un […]

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Open Letter on the Impacts for Iraq of the Construction of the Ilisu Dam in Turkey

To:  The Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, and through him to all relevant government representatives and members of the Iraqi Parliament, The Speaker of the Council of Representatives of Iraq Osama Nejaifi, and through him to all members of the Iraqi Parliament. We are a group of Iraqi civil society […]

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The Iraqi federal court postponed issuing a decision in the “journalists’ rights law” case until next month – August 2012

The Iraqi federal court postponed issuing a decision in the “journalists’ rights law” case until next month – August 2012, in order to give Usama al–Najafi more time to reply to the arguments submitted by the Society for Defending Press Freedom. The Society submitted the lawsuit to repeal the “journalists’ rights law” on behalf of […]

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KRG , Freedom of Assembly is a Basic Human Right

Statement from the Federation of Civil Society Freedom of Assembly is a Basic Human Right June 27, 2012  The Federation of Civil Society calls on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRG) government security forces to avoid using excessive force and weapons against its citizens, including during times of peaceful protest. Freedom of assembly is a […]

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Freedom of press and expression at risk as restrictions are placed on up to 44 media outlets

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights Beirut, 26 June 2012– In a wave of media repression, the Communications and Media Commission (CMC) in Iraq has called on the security forces to ban up to 44 media outlets due to alleged problems with their licences. The Commission was established in 2004 in order to monitor media […]

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Journalists and Members of the Media Agree on Actions to Challenge Laws that Endanger Freedom of Expression and a Free Press in Iraq

Baghdad: 24-6-2012 Many Iraqi journalists and members of the media agreed to work together in order to oppose the so-called “journalists’ rights law” and other laws that threaten a free press and the freedom of expression. Meeting at the Society for Defending Press Freedom headquarters in Baghdad, on Saturday, the journalists discussed the actions and […]

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Baghdad Marathon – a Race for Peace and Human rights in Iraq

We run to make Iraq a free and democratic state. We run because sports promote friendship. We run for freedom. We run so that all Iraqis are equal, with the same rights and responsibilities. We run so that Baghdad is once again a city of peace. Marathons are held in the most important capitals of […]

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ICSSI wants to announce that it has a new global partner for our Save the Tigris and Mesopotamia Campaign: works to build a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. They work through online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions that are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer […]

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No trials, No sanctions, No fines targeting unionists, and No governmental intervention in Iraqi unions elections!لا للمحاكمات او العقوبات او الغرامات التي تستهدف قمع النقابات ،و لا للتدخل في الانتخابات العمالية والنقابية ولا لمصادرة حق النقابيين بالتجمع

 Statement of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) Solidarity with Iraqi union activists  For immediate release 15-6-2012 A new wave of arrests, threats and reprimands against unionists is sweeping Iraq. A LabourStart campaign of the International Solidarity Center denounces: “Iraqi government agencies frequently interfere with internal union affairs, punishing union activists by imposing forced […]

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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 / […]

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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 […]

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The Tigris Declaration To Save Hasankeyf and Mesopotamian Marshesإعلان دجلة لأنقاذ قرية حسن كيف و اهور وادي الرافدين

The Tigris Declaration To Save Hasankeyf and Mesopotamian Marshes We are the people of Mesopotamia, one of the most remarkable areas of the world, known as the cradle of civilization. We are the people of Hasankeyf in Turkey and of the Marshes in Iraq. We are connected and combined by the Tigris river. The Tigris […]

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