Item 2 – Interactive dialogue The human rights situation in Iraq in the light of abuses committed by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and associated groups

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL  - 28th session

Geneva, 25 March 2015

Item 2– Interactive dialogue  

The human rights situation in Iraq in the light of abuses committed by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and associated groups

Joint Oral Statement submitted by Caritas Internationalis (International Confederation of Catholic Charities) and by Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers)

Mr. President,

A Plea for Urgent Action on Iraq

A Plea for Urgent Action on Iraq to all World leaders and Member States of the United Nations by the Master of the Dominican Order (Order of Preachers), Fr Bruno Cadoré OP

Iraq: Ethnic cleansing against Christians in Mosul's region

UN report documents litany of human rights violations in Iraq, including possible war crimes and crimes against humanity. Christians systematicaly targeted by ISIL in Mosul's region

Iraq : the Dominican Order calls to end the violence against Christian minority

After a new atack agains a Christian church in Iraq, the Dominican Order calls to end the violence against minorities

Freedom of religion is a fundamental path to peace

Religious freedom is an issue of the utmost relevance, that is still subjected throughout the world to innumerable violations. At present, Christians are the religious group which suffers most from persecution because of their faith.

An appeal from the bishops of Iraq to the Catholics of France

In a text entitled "Appeal to our brothers in France," the bishops of Iraq testify to their faith and their hope, following the attack at a church in Baghdad October 31, 2010. "Stay with us" they ask.

The Dominican Order strongly condemns massacre of Christians in Bagdad

Present in Iraq for centuries, the Dominican Order strongly condemns the massacre of Christians in Sayidat al-Najat's Church and call the Iraqi government to take its responsibilities in order to protect Christian minority

The Dominican Order condemns violence against Christians

The Dominican Order condemns violence against Christians around Mosul and urges the Iraqi authorities to take action against sectarian violence

Iraq : Persecution of Christians : Government must assume responsibility

Reiterating the declaration of the bishops of Mossul, the Dominican Order calls upon government authorities to take responsibility for putting an end to systematic crimes against Christians

Violences against Christians in Iraq

L'Ordre Dominicain condamne les exactions commises contre les chrétiens d'Irak et appelle les autorités du pays à prendre toutes les mesures nécessaires pour assurer la sécurité effective de la minorité chrétienne et de ses lieux de culte

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