USCIRF Issues New Report On Iraq

With the defeat ISIS in Iraq, last week the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom issued a Policy Update on Iraq (full text). The Report’s recommendations included the following:Iraq’s progress and stability hinge on full respect for the rule of law and compliance with international human rights standards, including freedom of religion or belief. USCIRF continues to advocate for a peaceful home for all of Iraq’s citizens, particularly its religious minority communities that are at risk of extinction in their ancestral homeland. USCIRF urges the U.S. government to: Designate Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as an “entity of particular concern” under the International Religious Freedom Act, as amended by the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act of 2016;Encourage both the government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to cease conflict, protect the rights of all Iraqis, and resolve land disputes….



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