Republic of Iraq

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Country Policy and Information Note Iraq: Internal relocation, civil documentation and returns - Oct 2018 (PDF), Sept 2018 (PDF)
  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Citizenship and Nationality - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
  • Australian Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT Requests)
    • IRQ37184 - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the current status of "Bidoons" in Iraq. In particular: what rights to reside and enter do they have and what access do they have to basic services such as health an education? Are they entitled to any form of ID documents?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRQ106009.E  - Iraq: The Foreigner's Residence Card issued in the Kurdistan region, including purpose and validity; status afforded by the card, including access to employment and services and the ability to return and reside in Iraq; requirements and procedures for the issuance and renewal of cards; information included on the card – Oct. 2017 (PDF)
    • IRQ105845.E - Iraq: Requirements and procedures to obtain one of the new national identity cards, including from abroad and by proxy; information on the expansion of the issuance program, including when, where and to whom the new national identity cards have been issued; security features of the new cards; incidents of fraud – August 2017 (PDF)
    • IRQ105844.E - Iraq: Information on the appearance of passports, including whether there have been any changes since 2009, including the placement of fields on biometric data page; whether passports issued in the Kurdistan region differ in appearance compared to those issued in Baghdad – July 2017 (PDF)
    • IRQ105418.E - Availability of fraudulent identification documents, including passports, national identity cards, certificates of nationality and birth certificates; state efforts to combat fraud – February 2016 (PDF)
    • IRQ104653.E - Nationality Certificate, including purpose and validity; requirements and procedures for the issuance, renewal and replacement; frequency of fraudulent certificates (2011-November 2013) - Nov 2013 (PDF)
    • IRQ104654.E - Civil Status Identification Card, including purpose and validity; requirements and procedures for the issuance, renewal and replacement of cards, including the location of issue; frequency of fraudulent identity cards (2011-November 2013) - Nov 2013
    • IRQ104655.E - Residence Card and Public Distribution System (PDS) ration card, including purpose and validity; requirements and procedures for the issuance, renewal and replacement of the cards; frequency of fraudulent cards; whether a person can live in the country without these cards (1991-November 2013) - Nov 2013
    • IRQ103919.E - Requirements and procedures to obtain a passport from within and outside of Iraq, including procedures to obtain a passport for youth, women, and Bahais; length of time to issue passports; features of the new A-series passport; validity of the G-, S-, H-, M-, and N-series passports - Dec. 2011 (PDF)
    • IRQ103164.E - Whether it is possible for an Iraqi citizen outside of Iraq to obtain a replacement national identity card without going back to Iraq; whether it is possible for a relative in Iraq to apply on behalf of the Iraqi citizen; documentation required. - May 2009 (PDF)
    • IRQ102799.E - Iraq: The issuance and format of identity documents, including military service books, birth certificates and "singlehood" certificates. - May 2008 (PDF)
    • IRQ102011.E - Procedures in place since March 2003 to obtain and to renew a passport from within the country; validity and status of pre-2003 passports - Dec. 2006 (PDF)
    • IRQ102012.E - Procedures in place since March 2003 to obtain and renew a national identity card while in the country - Nov. 2006 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service
    • Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) - Report on issuance of the new Iraqi ID card - Nov. 2018 (PDF)
  • Norway Country of Origin Information Centre (Landinfo)
    • Travel documents and other identity documents - Dec. 2015 (PDF)

Law

  • Iraqi Nationality Law (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin (ACCORD)
    • Issuance of passports to non-Iraqis during Saddam Hussein's regime - July 2009 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • US Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Children - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IRQ39094 - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
      1. What is the situation for children in Babel and Wassit in particular?
    • IRQ38932 - June 2011 (PDF)
      1. Does the Basra school system work on a staggered roster?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRQ102801.E - The following three non-governmental organizations (NGOs): Al-Noor Humanitarian Organization, the Iraqi Children's Rights Network and Al Nasser Neighbourhood Council; how they are funded; names of founders; the coordinators of the Iraqi Children's Rights Network between 2006 and 2007 - April 2008 (PDF)
  • Norway Country of Origin Information Centre (Landinfo)
    • Education available to IDPs in the Kurdistan Region - June 2016 (PDF)
    • Primary and lower secondary education under the Ba’th regime - April 2016 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International
    • Iraq: The Condemned: Women adn Children Isolated, Trapped and Exploited in Iraq - April 2018 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Disabilities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Disability - Aug. 2011 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Political Developments - Aug. 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National/Racial/Ethnic Minorities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Ethnic groups - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IRQ35259 - Aug. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide a brief update on the situation since 2005 in Kirkuk addressing ethnic tensions, with a focus on what groups in Kirkuk are anti-US and whether they are launching attacks from there.

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 11th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Ethnic Groups - June 2007 (PDF)
    • 11th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Groups at Risk - June 2007 (PDF)
    • 6th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Ethnic Groups - Nov. 2000 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International - State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • On Vulnerable Ground: Violence against Minority Communities in Nineveh Province's Disputed Territories - Nov. 2009 (PDF)
    • Claims in Conflict: Reversing Ethnic Cleansing in Northern Iraq - Aug. 2004 (PDF)
    • Forcible Expulsion Of Ethnic Minorities - March 2003 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on the current situation for members of ethnic minority groups in Iraq. - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International - State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - 2016 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International
    • No Way Home:  Iraq’s minorities on the verge of disappearance – July 2016 (PDF)
    • From Crisis to Catastrophe: The Situation of Minorities in Iraq  - Oct. 2014 (PDF)
    • Iraq's Displacement Crisis: Security and Protection - March 2016 (PDF)
    • Between the Millstones: Iraq’s Minorities Since the Fall of Mosul  - Feb. 2015 (PDF)
    • Still Targeted: Continued Persecution of Iraq's Minorities - June 2010 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Arab

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Arab - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
  1. What is the current security situation in Nasiriya and the surrounding governorate of Thiqar especially with regard to threats to al Sistani supporters by al Sadr supporters, and their ability to carry them out? Please locate any discussion by a reliable source about the most likely security situation in al Nasiriya as US forces withdraw. How likely it is that al Sadr/Mahdi Army will be motivated to harm non-supporters in the area?
  2. How easy is it for an Arab Iraqi from one part of Iraq to resettle in another part?

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 11th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Sunni Arabs - June 2007 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Armenians

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Armenians (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Assyrians

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Assyrians (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Kurds

US Government Reports
  • USCIS - Ric Query - Iraq: Information on Removal of Minor Children from Mother by Husband's Family in Iraqi Kurdistan if Husband Dies - June 2002 (PDF)
  • CRS Reports
    • Iraq-Kurds in Post-Saddam Iraq - March 2005 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IRQ38690 - May 2011 (PDF)
      1. What evidence exists that members of the Workers-communist Party of Kurdistan or persons who have written articles criticising regional government would be targeted by the Asaish and the government in Kurdistan?
      2. Can you provide general country information about the government in Kurdistan?
      3. Can you provide evidence about the government of Kurdistan's repression of political opponents?
    • Issues Paper - Kurds in Iraq - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
    • IRQ35470 - Nov. 2009 (PDF)
      1. What is the current security situation in Nasiriya and the surrounding governorate of Thiqar especially with regard to threats to al Sistani supporters by al Sadr supporters, and their ability to carry them out? Please locate any discussion by a reliable source about the most likely security situation in al Nasiriya as US forces withdraw. How likely it is that al Sadr/Mahdi Army will be motivated to harm non-supporters in the area?
    • IRQ34994 - July 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide a brief overview of the current security situation in al-Sulaimanyah. What groups/parties are in control, and is there any conflict there etc?
      2. What Muslim "fundamentalist" groups/parties are active in al-Sulaimaniyeh? How much power do they have?
      3. How common is the incidence (if any) of individuals being killed in al-Sulaimanyeh because of breaches of social mores, excluding "honour killing" How do the authorities deal with perpetrators?
      4. For a young single man from this area, what barriers are there to resettlement away from one's home city, but within the Kurdish north?
    • IRQ3879 - May 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please advise whether Iraqi Kurdistan is a relatively peaceful area of Iraq?
      2. In making the decision, the delegate found that Iraq was extremely dangerous with a very high risk of terrorist attacks. Is this true of the whole of Iraq or can these comments be restricted to certain regions?
      3. Please advise whether the town of Ainkawa in the Iraqi Kurdistan regional government area of northern Iraq is predominantly Christian?
    • IRQ31805 - May 2007 (PDF)
      1. What is the level of instability within Dora for Kurdish Shiites?
      2. Are Kurdish Shiites from Dora being forced to relocate from Dora?
      3. Can Kurdish Shiites from Dora safely relocate elsewhere in Baghdad?
      4. Can Kurdish Shiites safely relocate to the Kurdish areas of Iraq?
      5. Are the local authorities in the Kurdish region imposing regulations to limit the influx of refugees from other parts of Iraq?
      6. What has the impact of these internal refugees had on housing and rent in the Kurdish region?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRQ105690.E - Iraq: Police procedures in the Kurdistan region for issuing a notice to appear (summons) at a police station, including whether it is issued in writing to the individual at their residence; whether an arrest warrant follows if the notice to appear is unanswered by the individual – Nov. 2016 (PDF)
    • IRQ105643.E - Iraq: Threats made by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) [Islamic State (IS), Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or Daesh] to persons who have worked for the US in the Kurdistan region, including methods by which threats are made; information on whether ISIS is recruiting Kurdish men, including the profile of such recruits – Oct. 2016 (PDF)
    • IRQ105607.E - Iraq: Requirements and procedures for obtaining medical reports in Kurdistan, particularly Sulaymaniyah, including who can obtain them and whether they can be obtained from abroad; whether reports are kept by hospitals for short-term patients who stayed for two days or less; whether hospitals retain reports of crime related injuries prepared for the police and whether such reports are available to the injured person – Sept. 2016 (PDF)
    • IRQ102020.E - Reports of attacks against Kurds in northern Iraq (January 2006 - October 2006) - Nov. 2006 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service
    • Joint Report of the Danish Immigration Service / UK Border Agency Fact Finding Mission to Erbil and Dahuk, Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), Conducted 11 to 22 November 2011. Update (2) on Entry Procedures at Kurdistan Regional Government Checkpoints (KRG); Residence Procedures in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and Arrival Procedures at Erbil and Suleimaniyah Airports (for Iraqis Travelling from non-KRI Areas of Iraq - March 2012 (PDF)
    • Entry Procedures and Residence in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) for Iraqi Nationals - Feb. 2010 (PDF)
    • Honour Crimes against Men in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and the Availability of Protection - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
    • Security and Human Rights Issues in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), and South/Central Iraq (S/C Iraq) - Feb. 2009 (PDF)

Media

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Armed Conflict Reports - Iraq - Kurds
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 11th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Faili Kurds - June 2007 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Treatment of Kurds in Kirkuk - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Kurds (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group - Iraq and the Kurds: Confronting Withdrawal Fears - March 2011 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race -  Faili Kurds

Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Turkmens

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Turkmens - Aug. 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • World Directory of Minorities - Turkmens (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Sabian Mandaeans

Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Shabaks

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Shabaks - Aug. 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • World Directory of Minorities - Shabak (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Roma

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Roma - Aug. 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • World Directory of Minorities - Roma (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 11th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Roma (Kawliyah) - June 2007 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Palestinians

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 11th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Palestinians - June 2007 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Tribes/Clans

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Tribes/Clans - Aug. 2011 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Black Iraqis

Non-Government Organization Reports

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Gender

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Women - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IRQ37757 - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Is it known whether the practice of virginity testing is widespread, and whether it occurs in Kadhimiya Hospital or similar hospitals?
      2. Please provide information about the following: a. Do the Baghdad police (in Madinat al-Hurriya) offer protection to Shia women who have shamed their families? If not, why not?
    • IRQ35149 - July 2009 (PDF)
      1. What is the position for women in Iraq (whether they suffer discrimination or worse)? Please also provide a brief update on country conditions including general information on living conditions and human rights and, in particular, information on the current military situation. Please provide extracts from the usual sources and a couple of media reports on the military/insurgency situations
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRQ106049.E  - Iraq: Inter-sect marriage between Sunni and Shia Muslims, including prevalence; treatment of inter-sect spouses and their children by society and authorities, including in Baghdad; state protection available – Jan. 2018 (PDF)
    • IRQ105701.E - Iraq: Whether doctors in the Kurdish autonomous region are assigned to practice medicine in particular locations by the Ministry of Health or whether they can practice medicine in a location of their choosing; whether this applies to male and female doctors; treatment of female doctors by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) – Nov. 2016 (PDF)
    • IRQ105424.E - Honour-based violence in the Kurdistan region; state protection and support services available to victims – February 2016 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service
    • Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) - Women and men in honour-related conflicts – Nov. 2018 (PDF)
    • Honour Crimes against Men in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and the Availability of Protection - Jan. 2010 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • Iraq: The Condemned: Women adn Children Isolated, Trapped and Exploited in Iraq - April 2018 (PDF)
    • Trapped by Violence - Women in Iraq - March 2009 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 11th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Women - June 2007 (PDF)
    • 6th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Women - Nov. 2000 (PDF)
  • Freedom House
    • Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa 2010 - Iraq - March 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Domestic Violence in Iraq - Commentary on the Draft Anti-Domestic Violence Law in Iraq – Mar. 2017 (PDF)
    • No One is Safe - Abuses of Women in Iraq's Criminal Justice System - Feb. 2014 (PDF)
    • "They Want Us Exterminated" Murder, Torture, Sexual Orientation and Gender in Iraq - Aug. 2009 (PDF)
    • Climate of Fear: Sexual Violence and Abduction of Women and Girls in Baghdad - July 2003 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Up to date information regarding "honour killings" in Iraq of both Men and women. - May 2010 (PDF)
    • Information on how the current situation in Iraq - the breakdown of law and order, societal changes, growing Islamisation - since the international invasion has affected the lives of women regarding economic, social freedoms et al. - April 2010 (PDF)
    • Information on women who refuse to wear the veil/Hijan - April 2010 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International
    • The Lost Women of Iraq: Family-based violence during armed conflict – Nov. 2015 (PDF)

    • No Place to Turn: Violence against women in the Iraq conflict – Feb. 2015 (PDF)


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Human Rights

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Library of Congress-Congressional Research Service (CRS)
    • Politics, Governance, and Human Rights - Sep. 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Human Rights - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance - Iraq: Humanitarian Situation in Baghdad, the South (including Babil) and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq - June 2015 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IRQ39094 - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Is there any information indicating that the Badr Brigade is continuing to commit human rights abuses in Iraq?
    • IRQ37184 - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Are there any current report of Bidoons being mistreated by members of the community or the authorities in Iraq since the fall of the Baath regime?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • ZZZ42895.E - Treatment of individuals in mixed marriages; particularly between an adult male Muslim with Iranian citizenship and an adult female Catholic of Mexican citizenship - Aug. 2004 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service
    • Security and Human Rights in South/Central Iraq - May 2010 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International -  2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International Report
    • At Any Cost: The Civilian Catastrophe in West Mosul, Iraq – July 2017 (PDF)
    • Days of Rage: Protests and Repression in Iraq - April 2011 (PDF)
    • Unlawful Detention and Torture in Iraq - Sep. 2010 (PDF)
    • Civilians Under Fire - April 2010 (PDF)
    • Human Rights Briefing - March 2010 (PDF)
    • Human Rights in Kurdistan Region of Iraq - April 2009 (PDF)
    • Carnage and Despair - Iraq Five Years On - March 2008 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Treatment of prisoners of war during the Iran-Iraq war - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
    • Information on the testing of biological weapons on humans, including Iranian POWs and Iraqi prisoners (possibly in Abu Ghraib) - May 2009 (PDF)
    • 6th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Human Rights Situation - Nov. 2000 (PDF)
    • 6th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Human Rights in Northern Iraq - Nov. 2000 (PDF)
    • 6th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Prisons - Nov. 2000 (PDF)
    • 6th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Persecution of Family Members - Nov. 2000 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2018 (PDF), 2017,  2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • “Life Without a Father is Meaningless” Arbitrary Arrests and Enforced Disappearances in Iraq 2014-2017 – Sept. 2018 (PDF)
    • After Liberation Came Destruction: Iraqi Militias and the Aftermath of Amerli - March 2015 (PDF)
    • Why They Left - Stories of Iranian Activists in Exile - Dec. 2012 (PDF)
    • Iraq's Information Crimes Law - Badly Written Provisions and Draconian Punishments Violate Due Process and Free Speech - July 2012 (PDF)
    • At a Crossroads : Human Rights in Iraq Eight Years after the US-Led Invasion - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
    • Ali Hassan al-Majid and the Basra Massacre of 1999 - Feb. 2005 (PDF)
    • The Mass Graves of al-Mahawil: The Truth Uncovered - May 2003 (PDF)
    • Iraq's Brutal Decrees: Amputation, Branding and the Death Penalty - June 1995 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Reports on internal relocation in Iraq - Dec. 2009 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • USCIS Ric Query - Iraq's New Security Forces: The Challenge of Sectarian and Ethnic Influences - March 2005 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Judiciary - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRQ105794.E  - Iraq: Requirements and procedures to obtain a police report in Kurdistan, both within the country and abroad; information on submitting a police complaint in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq; whether the police produces a written report when a complaint is made in person at a police station – April 2017 (PDF)
    • IRQ105690.E  - Iraq: Police procedures in the Kurdistan region for issuing a notice to appear (summons) at a police station, including whether it is issued in writing to the individual at their residence; whether an arrest warrant follows if the notice to appear is unanswered by the individual – Nov. 2016 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IRQ38175 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Are there functioning legal mechanisms set up by government which an aggrieved person can call upon as a legal remedy, if she is experiencing discrimination by way of religion?
    • IRQ37757 - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Are there reports on the extent to which Sharia law - in particular, the pursuit of non-compliant moderate couples - is practiced in Baghdad? Do reports indicate known family/tribe or localised risk factors?
      2. Please provide information about the following: a. Do the Baghdad police (in Madinat al-Hurriya) offer protection to Shia women who have shamed their families? If not, why not? b. Do the Baghdad police offer men such protection? If not, why not?

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • No Impunity for Enforced Disappearances - Iraq's Obligations Pursuant to the Enforced Disappearance Convention - Dec. 2012 (PDF)
    • Unlawful Detention and Torture in Iraq - Sep. 2010 (PDF)
    • Human Rights Briefing - March 2010 (PDF)
    • Carnage and Despair - Iraq Five Years On - March 2008 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Role of cooks, clerks and drivers in military and security apparatus of Saddam Hussein's regime - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
    • 11th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Actual or Perceived Sympathizers of the US-Led Invasion and/or the International Military Presence in Iraq/Government Officials and other Persons Associated with the Current Iraqi Government - June 2007 (PDF)
    • 11th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Actual or Perceived Opponents of the Ruling Parties in the Region of Kurdistan and Areas under De Facto Control of the KRG - June 2007 (PDF)
    • 11th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Acts of Persecution - June 2007 (PDF)
    • 6th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Prisons - Nov. 2000 (PDF)
    • 6th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Military - Nov. 2000 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • No One is Safe - Abuses of Women in Iraq's Criminal Justice System - February 2014 (PDF)
    • The New Iraq? Torture and ill-treatment of detainees in Iraqi custody - Jan. 2005 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group
    • Failing Oversight: Iraq's Unchecked Government - Sep. 2011 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Police protection in general in Iraq-is it effective/not effective? Any evidence of informers amongst police who give terrorist groups information? - Aug. 2010 (PDF)
    • Reports of extortion of businesses (and violence against their owners) in Baghdad by radical groups/extremists. Reports on ineffective police protection from such threats. - Dec. 2009 (PDF)

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Law

  • Iraqi Nationality Law (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Home Office Key Documents - Constitution - Aug. 2011 (PDF)

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Maps

US Government Reports

  • Library of Congress - Congressional Research Service (CRS) - Iraq: Map Sources - April 2004 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Home Office Key Documents - Map - Aug. 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 11th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Map of Iraq - June 2007 (PDF)

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Medical Availability

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRQ105607.E -  Iraq: Requirements and procedures for obtaining medical reports in Kurdistan, particularly Sulaymaniyah, including who can obtain them and whether they can be obtained from abroad; whether reports are kept by hospitals for short-term patients who stayed for two days or less; whether hospitals retain reports of crime related injuries prepared for the police and whether such reports are available to the injured person – Sept. 2016 (PDF)
  • Australian Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT Requests)
    • IRQ37184 - Sept. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information o -n the current status of "Bidoons" in Iraq. In particular: what rights to reside and enter do they have and what access do they have to basic services such as health an education? Are they entitled to any form of ID documents?

International Government Organization Reports

  • World Health Organization Page

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
    • Political opinion in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) - Aug. 2017 (PDF)
    • Political Affiliation - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
    • Political organisations and other groups - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance - Iraq: Security situation in Baghdad, southern governorates and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) - New Government and Policies - April 2015 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IRQ38175 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
      1. What is the extent of influence and participation of Muqtada Al Sadr and his followers within the current government and what is the extent of their influence in the security and police force in Baghdad?
    • IRQ35023 - July 2009 (PDF)
      1. What groups (e.g Political, armed, religious) are in control in this area? Are there any reports of such groups pressuring athletes, or young men generally? If so why?
      2. Are there any reports of the Asso or Party Team?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRQ43469.E - Whether there are reports of the Islamic Dawa Party seeking revenge on members of the former secret forces and other perceived enemies; state protection available to those seen as supporters of the Saddam Hussein regime - April 2005 (PDF)
    • Issue Paper - July 1999 Demonstrations in Tehran - Dec. 2000 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 11th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Members and Associates of the Ba'ath and the Former Regime - June 2007 (PDF)
    • 11th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Political, Humanitarian and Security Situation - June 2007 (PDF)
    • 6th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Historical and Political Background - Nov. 2000 (PDF)
    • 6th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Government Controlled Areas - Nov. 2000 (PDF)
    • 1) Information on the activities of the Iraqi Awakening Councils between 2007 and 2009; 2) Information on crimes committed by members of the Awakening Councils in the same period - Sep. 2010 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group
    • Deja Vu All Over Again? - Iraq's Escalating Political Crisis - July 2012 (PDF)
    • Iraq's Secular Opposition: The Rise and Decline of Al-Iraqiya - July 2012 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on the treatment of citizens of Iraq by the current government based on their political opinions. - Jan. 2010 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Danish Immigration Service
    • Northern Iraq Security situation and the situation for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the disputed areas, incl. possibility to enter and access the Kurdistan Region of Iraq - Nov. 2018 (PDF)
  • Norway Country of Origin Information Centre (Landinfo)
    • Education available to IDPs in the Kurdistan Region - June 2016 (PDF)
    • Security situation and internally displaced people in Kirkuk province - June 2015 (PDF)
  • Norwegian Refugee Council
    • Nowhere to return to: Iraqis’ search for durable solutions continues – Nov. 2018 (PDF)
  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance - Iraq: Security situation in Baghdad, southern governorates and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) - Displacement - April 2015 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • Punished for Daesh’s Crimes -  Displaced Iraqis Abused by Militia’s and Government Forces  – Oct. 2016 (PDF)

    • Banished and Dispossessed: Forced Displacement and Deliberate Destruction in Northern Iraq - January 2016 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 6th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Internal Displacement - Nov. 2000 (PDF)
    • 6th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Iraqui Refugees Abroad - Nov. 2000 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • "Nowhere to Flee" The Perilous Situation of Palestinians in Iraq - July 2006 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights International
    • No Way Home:  Iraq’s minorities on the verge of disappearance – July 2016 (PDF)
    • Iraq's Displacement Crisis: Security and Protection - March 2016 (PDF)
    • Between the Millstones: Iraq’s Minorities Since the Fall of Mosul  - Feb. 2015 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • US Commission on International Religious Freedom - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF), 2007 (PDF), 2006 (PDF)
  • USCIRF - Countries of Particular Concern
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) RIC Query
    • Iraq: Information on the Post-War Situation [2003] and on the Christian Community - May 2003 (PDF)
    • Information on Treatment of Assyrian and Chaldean Christians - Jan. 2003 (PDF)
    • Information on Followers of Ayatollah Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr - May 2002 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Freedom of Religion - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IRQ38932 - June 2011 (PDF)
      1. Are Sunni Muslims working for foreign companies in Basra (particularly United States? and Turkish companies) targeted for harm by the Mahdi Army?
      2. Are Sunni Muslims in Basra being targeted for harm?
      3. What is the current situation regarding Shi'a / Sunni sectarian violence in Basra?
    • IRQ38175 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Please provide country information of how persons in inter-religious marriages (that is, Sunni and Shiite (Shi'a)) are accepted or not in Iraqi society, particularly in Baghdad.
      2. Please provide country information on the profile and public recognition of the Sunni tribal name of "Al Jabweri" and the Shiite tribal name of "Al Shalabi".
      3. Please provide country information of violence between Sunni tribal families and Shiite tribal families.
      4. Please provide country information of whether government ministries have a higher proportion of Shiite workers compared to Sunni workers and whether Shiites hold more favourable positions than Sunnis in the government ministries.
      5. Please provide country information of the extent (if any) of discrimination of Sunni workers in government ministries either by Shiite colleagues or by Shiite bosses, managers or directors.
      6. Are there functioning legal mechanisms set up by government which an aggrieved person can call upon as a legal remedy, if she is experiencing discrimination by way of religion?
      7. Please provide current country information on the government's ability (or lack thereof) to protect Sunni's against physical attacks in Baghdad.
    • IRQ37757 - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information about the following: a. Do the Baghdad police (in Madinat al-Hurriya) offer protection to Shia women who have shamed their families? If not, why not? b. Do the Baghdad police offer men such protection? If not, why not?
    • IRQ31805 - May 2007 (PDF)
      1. Do the insurgents target Shia Iraqis?
      2. What is the level of instability within Dora for Kurdish Shiites?
      3. Are Kurdish Shiites from Dora being forced to relocate from Dora?
      4. Can Kurdish Shiites from Dora safely relocate elsewhere in Baghdad?
      5. Can Kurdish Shiites safely relocate to the Kurdish areas of Iraq?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRQ106049.E  - Iraq: Inter-sect marriage between Sunni and Shia Muslims, including prevalence; treatment of inter-sect spouses and their children by society and authorities, including in Baghdad; state protection available – Jan. 2018 (PDF)
    • IRQ105624.E - Iraq: Information on the treatment of atheists and apostates by society and authorities in Erbil; state protection available Sept 2016 (PDF)
    • IRQ105461.E - Security situation in Dohuk [Dahuk], including ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) [Islamic State (IS), Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Daesh] activities and targeting of Christians; treatment of Christians by Kurdish authorities in Dohuk, including state protection – March 2016 (PDF)
    • IRQ105447.E - Security situation in Sulaymaniyah; activities of muslim fundamentalist groups, including ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) [also known as Islamic State (IS), Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Daesh] – March 2016 (PDF)
    • IRQ104716.E - Situation of Christians in the north, the Kurdistan region, and Baghdad, including incidents of violence and displacement; government protection (2010-2013) - Jan 2014 (PDF)
    • IRQ102990.E - Overview of the situation of Christians; violence against Christians in Baghdad and the North; displacement; government protection; situation of the Christian minority in the Kurdistan region (2003-2008) - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
    • ZZZ42895.E - Treatment of individuals in mixed marriages; particularly between an adult male Muslim with Iranian citizenship and an adult female Catholic of Mexican citizenship - Aug. 2004 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 11th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Religious Groups - June 2007 (PDF)
    • 6th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Religious Groups - Shia - Nov. 2000 (PDF)
    • 6th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Religious Groups - Christians - Nov. 2000 (PDF)
  • Institute on Religion and Public Policy Report - Iraq (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Treatment of Sunnis including those who or their families were in the Ba ath party - Oct. 2010 (PDF)
    • Information regarding differences between the Hourya and Aladle Districts in Baghdad. Reports of people being forced to leave either area (between October 2007 December 2009) due to their religious affiliation. Levels of religious violence in both districts, during 2010 to date. - June 2010 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Twelver (Ithna'ashari) Shi'as (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Baha’i (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Kaka'i (PDF)

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 Yezidis

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRQ104909.E - Situation of religious minorities, including practitioners of "Zoroastrianism" and [Yazidi]; treatment by other groups (including the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham, ISIS) and the government; state protection - July 2014 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Yezidis (PDF)

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Chaldeans

US Government Reports
  • USCIS RIC Query
    • Information on Treatment of Assyrian and Chaldean Christians - Jan. 2003 (PDF)
    • Information on Chaldean Christians, illegal exit and return - June 2000 (PDF)
    • Chaldean Christians - June 2000 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Chaldo-Assyrians - Aug. 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • World Directory of Minorities - Chaldeans (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation 

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • Issues Paper - Sexual Minorities - Feb. 2010 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 11th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Sexual Orientation - June 2007 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • "They Want Us Exterminated" Murder, Torture, Sexual Orientation and Gender in Iraq - Aug. 2009 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Armed Conflict

US Government Reports

  • Library of Congress - CRS Reports
    • Iraq: Politics, Security, and U.S. Policy - June 2015 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance
    • Iraq: Perceived collaborators - Jan. 2018 (PDF)
    • Iraq: Security situation in Baghdad, southern governorates and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) - Armed Conflict - April 2015 (PDF)
    • Iraq: The security situation in the "contested" areas of Iraq - August 2014 (PDF)
  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
  • Austrian Center for Country Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Battlefield execution committees mostly operating during the Iran-Iraq war and allegedly under the authority of the Ba'ath Party or military command - April 2010 (PDF)
    • Punishment for draft evasion and desertion prior to Saddam Husseins's 1994 decree (particularly Iran-Iraq war period) - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
    • Information on the testing of biological weapons on humans, including Iranian POWs and Iraqi prisoners (possibly in Abu Ghraib) - May 2009 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IRQ37990 - Jan. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Is there any information to indicate that educated and secular people, or the spouses of such people, are currently being targeted for harm in Iraq (and in Baghdad in particular)?
      2. Please provide information on the prevalence of kidnapping in Iraq and in Baghdad in particular.
    • IRQ37757 - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information about the level of Mahdi army activity in Baghdad generally, and in Madinat-al-Hurriya in particular.
    • IRQ37086 - Aug. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information regarding general conditions in Samawa.
      2. Please provide information about Shia militias, or any other groups, that are threatening former Ba'ath Party members in the Samawa area.
    • IRQ35337 - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
      1. With regard to the risk of non-return, please provide a brief overview of the situation in Basra in terms of both security and livelihood matters.
      2. If possible, please provide a brief overview of the situation in Basra for teachers in terms of security (have there been attacks on teachers?) and employment (pay and conditions?).
    • IRQ31805 - May 2007 (PDF)
      1. Are insurgent/terrorist groups in Iraq targeting anyone who works alongside the pro-coalition forces in the rebuilding of Iraq?
      2. Are they targeting Iraqi government workers who perform a co-ordinating role in this regard?
      3. Do the insurgents target Shia Iraqis?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • IRQ105417.E - Security situation in Erbil [Arbil, Irbil], including ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) [also known as Islamic State (IS), and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)] Activities – February 2016 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • “At Any Cost” the Civilian Catastrophe in West Mosul, Iraq  - July 2017 (PDF)
    • Taking Stock: The Arming of Islamic State - December 2015 (PDF)
  • Armed Conflict Reports - Iraq
  • Armed Conflict Reports - Iraq - Shia
  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • Marked With An “X” Iraqi Kurdish Forces’ Destruction of Villages, Homes in Conflict with ISIS – Nov. 2016 (PDF)
    • Ruinous Aftermath: Militia Abuses Following Iraq's Recapture of Tikrit - September 2015 (PDF)
    • A Face and a Name: Civilian Victims of Insurgent Groups in Iraq - Oct. 2005 (PDF)
    • Claims in Conflict: Reversing Ethnic Cleansing in Northern Iraq - Aug. 2004 (PDF)
    • Off Target: The Conduct of the War and Civilian Casualties in Iraq - Dec. 2003 (PDF)
    • Hearts and Minds: Post-War Civilian Casualties in Baghdad by U.S. Forces - Oct. 2003 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group
    • Winning the Post-ISIS Battle for Iraq in Sinjar – Feb. 2018 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on the current security situation including for Baghdad - April 2011 (PDF)
    • Information on the treatment of people working for American Forces. - Feb. 2010 (PDF)
    • Information on sectarian violence against Sunni Muslims - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International - Civilian deaths in the anti-ISIS bombing campaigns 2014–2015  –  Nov 2015 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Ba'athist

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IRQ37990 - Jan. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the current situation for, and treatment of, former Ba'athists in Iraq.
      2. Are there any reports of businesspeople having been harmed due to connections with the Ba'ath Party?
    • IRQ37086 - Aug. 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information about Shia militias, or any other groups, that are threatening former Ba'ath Party members in the Samawa area.
      2. Is there any information suggesting that former Ba'athists are still of adverse interest to previously persecuted groups in Iraq?
      3. What are possibilities for relocation in Iraq? For example, is there any reason why a Shia Muslim from Samawa could not reasonably relocate permanently to Basra?
    • IRQ34268 - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Is there any evidence that former Ba'athists target Shias and/or those they see as collaborating with the USA and with the current Iraqi authorities in and around Hilla?
      2. Is there any evidence that the Madhi Army targets Shias and/or those they see as collaborating with the USA and with the current Iraqi authorities in and around Hilla?
      3. Is there any evidence that the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) targets Shias and/or those they see as collaborating with the USA and with the current Iraqi authorities in and around Hilla?
      4. Is there any evidence that the Badr Brigade targets Shias and/or those they see as collaborating with the USA and with the current Iraqi authorities in and around Hilla?

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Treatment of Sunnis including those who or their families were in the Ba ath party - Oct. 2010 (PDF)
    • General information on the Al Badr organisation How does Al Badr treat ex Ba'ath Party members - March 2010 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Asylum Seekers and Treatment of Returnees

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Country Policy and Information Note Iraq: Internal relocation, civil documentation and returns - Sept 2018 (PDF)
  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance
  • UK Border Agency
    • Bulletin - Iraq Bulletin: Treatment of Person Returning to Iraq, Including Failed Asylum Seekers; the Situation of Internally Displaced Persons and Procedures to Re-Obtain Documentation to Access Services and Facilitate Internal Movement - April 2012 (PDF)
    • Bulletin - Collantion of IGC Member State's Responses on Returns to Iraq - April 2012 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • IRQ37990 - Jan. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Have there been any reports of returnees from Australia or similar countries being harmed due to their time in the west

Intergovernmental Organization Reports

  • UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - UNHCR Position on Returns to Iraq -  October 2014

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • Flight From Iraq: Attacks on Refugees and Other Foreigners and Their Treatment in Jordan - May 2003 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on treatment of failed asylum seekers - April 2011 (PDF)
    • Treatment of failed asylum seekers - Aug. 2009 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Female Genital Mutilation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Female Genital Mutilation - 2017 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Freedom of Speech and Media - Aug. 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Timeline

Foreign Government Report
  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Recent Events - Aug. 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • Issue Paper - Selected Issues - June 1996 (PDF)
    • Issue Paper - Chronology of Events August 1994-February 1995 (Supplement to Chronology of Events June 1989-July 1994) - April 1995 (PDF)
    • Issue Paper - Chronology of Events June 1989-July 1994 - Jan. 1995 (PDF)

Media


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Trafficking

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Tracking - Aug. 2011 (PDF)

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Terrorism

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
    • State Department Country Reports - Terrorist Safte Havens - 2016 (PDF)

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Torture

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF)

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Updated November 15, 2018

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