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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Release The Iraqi intellectual and thinker, Ahmed Al-Qubbanji- arrested by Iranian authorities

Appeal for Urgent Action To Release Iraqi intellectual and thinker, Mr. Ahmed Al-Qubbanji, arrested by Iranian authorities   We are very concerned for the fate of the Iraqi intellectual and thinker, Mr. Ahmed al-Qubbanji, who was arrested by the Iranian authorities in the city of Qom on 17th February 2013. The reasons for his arrest […]

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Demanding To Reform The Journalists Rights Law

Sulaymaniyah / 02.18.2013 The Press Freedom Advocacy Association In Iraq held a seminar on the proposal for a “First Amendment to the law of the rights of journalists,” on Saturday, February 16, 2013, in the city of Sulaimaniya – Kurdistan Region in the presence of about 50 journalists and lawyers from different areas of the […]

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Press Release: International Coalition and the Drafting Process of the International Code of Conduct (ICoC)

The Drafting process of the International Code of Conduct From February 19th to 22nd 2013, National Governments, Private Military & Security Companies and Civil Society Organizations will meet in Montreux (Switzerland) to advance the drafting of the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) for Private Security Providers’ document. The International Coalition to Control PMSC will participate […]

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A Report on the Oil Workers Demonstration on the 13th of February 2013

The oil workers rights defense committee February 18th, 2013 Responding to a call from the Oil workers defense committee, hundreds of workers from various oil fields (North Rumaila, South Rumaila, Birjisyya, West Qurna and Bab Al Zubair), on the morning of Wednesday, February 13th of 2013. The protesters gathered before the main entrance of the […]

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Civil Society Statement on the Articles of Association of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers

Civil Society Statement on the Articles of Association of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers From February 19th to 22nd 2013, National Governments, Private Military & Security Companies and Civil Society Organizations will meet in Montreux (Switzerland) to advance the drafting of the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) for Private Security […]

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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, […]

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Baghdadi Organizations Visit the Sit-in in Ramadi and Support Their Demands

Solidarity with the protests in Anbar, calls for international organizations to visit the protestors and the demonstrations are prevented from reaching  Baghdad!   A number of civil society organizations based in Baghdad announced on Monday their support for protestors’ demands in Anbar province, and confirmed their quest to form a front to pressure the government […]

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A Victory for Freedom of Expression in Iraq: Iraqi Council of Representatives Repeal Cyber Law

ICSSI congratulates Iraqi civil society for its victory on the repeal of the Draft Informatics Crimes Law. We recognize the influence of the Iraqi Network for Social Media (IN4SM), Society For Defending Press Freedom in Iraq, and Iraqi Street for their effective in advocating for the cancellation of the law. We recognize the positive role […]

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Symbol of Iraqi Resistance: Fallujah Revisited

by HAIFA ZANGANA Counter Punch It took the British government five weeks to take note of the mass demonstrations in Iraq.  These started last week of 2012 and are comparable in size, energy, and peaceful nature to the protests that toppled other Arab regimes, albeit expanding mainly in the capitals of the four central Iraqi […]

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Iraq: A Broken Justice System

Iraq: A Broken Justice System Ten Years after Invasion, Opponents Punished, Trial Rights Ignored JANUARY 31, 2013 Human Rights Watch   “After decades of dictatorship, occupation, and terrorism, the Iraqi people today face a government that is slipping further into authoritarianism and doing little to make them safer” Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director  (Baghdad) […]

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Immediate Release of Nadir Dendoune, Respect Freedom of Press and More Protection for Journalists Working in Iraq.

UPDATE 030313: According to Reporters without Borders website, Dendoune, a visiting journalist with French, Australian and Algerian nationality who wasreleased on bail of 10 million dinars (6,500 euros) on 14 February after 23 days in detention in Baghdad, is still being prevented from leaving Iraq. Why hasn’t he been allowed to return to France? 1- First of […]

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Iraqi Civil Society Organizations: “Escalating political conflict among leaders of the major blocks endangers the unity of Iraqi society and reflects negatively on civil peace”

Baghdad : 16 Iraqi civil society organizations sent an open letter to the presidency of Iraq stating that: the escalating  conflict among leaders of the major political blocks endangers the unity of Iraqi society and reflects negatively on civil peace. Read below the complete  statement: Your Excellency, Presidency of the Republic Your Excellency, Presidency of the […]

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