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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Civil society urges Iraq to intensify efforts to combat enforced disappearance.

6th of April 2023 A  group of Iraqi and international non-governmental organizations urged the Iraqi government in a joint statement to take urgent measures to address the widespread phenomenon of enforced disappearances in the country, in accordance with the priorities outlined by the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances during its visit on April 5, […]

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On World Press Freedom Day, GCHR called for better protection for journalists and freedom of expression in the MENA region.

To access the complete report, simply click here, On World Press Freedom Day, celebrated every year on 03 May, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) called on the authorities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to protect the right to freedom of expression, and end attacks on journalists. This year marks […]

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The Reality of workers and employees in Iraq

 Third Annual Report by the Iraqi Observatory for Workers and Employees rights Dedicated to the workers Day 1st of May 2023 The Iraqi Observatory for Workers’ and Employees’ Rights continues to issue its periodic reports. This third annual report coincides with May 1st, International Workers’ Day, and the third anniversary of the observatory’s establishment. Over […]

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The Labor Statement on May 1st.

Position on economic policy and current general conditions in Iraq. The process of imposing new economic policies in Iraq, which the Iraqi government has been undertaking for years,is expanding and accelerating. Each time, these policies are given a different name and title to deceive and distract, but they carry the same content and substance.Decisions and […]

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Safe Campus, Humane Practices: Condemning Harassment and Cruelty at the University of Baghdad College of Veterinary Medicine

The recent incidents of animal killing that occurred at the Veterinary College in the University of Baghdad have raised deep concern amongst the students. The students, for the past 8 years, have been residing without complaint, alongside the animals, that includes a female dog named Zaina, who had received vaccinations and medical treatments. These students […]

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The draft law on freedom of expression, assembly, and peaceful protest threatens to further restrict constitutionally guaranteed democratic rights in Iraq.

The Iraqi parliament reintroduced the draft law for discussion in March 2023. It is unclear which version the parliament is currently considering, with different versions of the draft law circulating on social media. The discussion in the Iraqi parliament is based on the draft law which was presented in 2011 – consisting of 17 articles […]

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20 years of Iraqi Struggle

What happened after the invasion, in the eyes of ICSSI.  On March 19th, 2003, the sound of sirens and bombs echoed throughout the provinces of Iraq, as the U.S. launched their military operation named “Iraqi Freedom”, under the command of president George Bush, starting with the invasion of federal Iraq, with an aim to decide […]

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Statement of the Iraqi Water Week 14-22 March 2023

Water management in Iraq and its scarcity since 20 years of promised progress and a worse water situation than ever before. Twenty years after regime change, the military operation that toppled Saddam Hussein’s regime and the ensuing chaos resulted in significant environmental destruction including the drying up of Iraq’s historic marshes and widespread neglect of […]

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Stop Domestic Violence!

A statement condemning the frequent occurrences of domestic violence in Iraq, particularly the most recent incident involving the child Karrar from Baghdad.by a group of activists, human rights defenders, journalists, and civil society organisations. We watch with great distress , the recurring issue of childhood abuse and domestic violence in Iraq. The most recent case […]

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After the release of the environmental activist Jassim Al-Asadi, there is a concerning governmental silence.

In 15th of the current March, the environmental activist (Jassim Al-Asadi) was released, after 15 days of his kidnapping by an anonymous armed group, in the southern entrance of the Capital Baghdad, as he stated in a voice record by the government. And Jassim Al-Asadi is considered one of the prominent environmental activists, where he […]

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A review of the Human Rights Watch report, the violations still exist and impunity has become a prevalent feature.

Edited  by Information Center for Research and Development Team More than 3 months have passed since the formation of Mr. Mohammed Shiyaa’ Al-Sudani government, which came after a political crisis that made a significant impact on the country, the situation could have led to  violent and dangerous prospects. The new government in its new program […]

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Frontline Defenders in Solidarity with Jassim Al-Asadi

On the 8th of February, Frontline Defenders posted an urgent appeal on the case of kidnapping Jassim Al-Asadi on the occasion of going through 8 days of Jassim’s absence, you can read it down below. 8 February 2023 Environmental human rights defender Jassim Al-Asadi kidnapped On 1 February 2023, an unknown armed group kidnapped environmentalist […]

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