Minister of Justice Haider Zamili discussed with President of the current session of Human Rights Council Vojislav Shutsa the issue of human rights in Iraq within Iraq's participation in the 37th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
A statement by the Ministry of Justice said, "Zamili met in Geneva with Vojislav Shutsta, President of the Human Rights Council for the current session, and the Minister pointed to the development of the human rights file in Iraq, which he explained in his official address to the Council today and it represents the entire Iraqi government and not just the Ministry of Justice because the file of Human rights is the focus of the Iraqi government
He explained that the current stage requires concerted national and international efforts to promote human rights and help Iraq after the elimination of Daesh gangs. He explained the developments in the file of internally displaced persons and government's efforts to return them voluntarily to their areas and provide the necessary services to them. Added that more than 50% of them returned to their liberated areas and that Iraq asks the Human Rights Council to urge the provision of assistance through international organizations to return the displaced to their areas. "
For his part, the president of Human Rights Council said "Despite all the challenges, there is another issue that must be given attention: the promotion and protection of human rights. It is very important that there be human rights' institutions working in Iraq and that Iraq is a member of the Human Rights Council and this is an important development,"
Source: National Iraqi News Agency