Side Event at UN Human Rights Council on Iraq’s Displacement Crisis
IRAQ’S DISPLACEMENT CRISIS – addressing the violations of today & the challenges of tomorrow
Monday 20 June, 4pm, Room XXV, Palais des Nations
• Ms. Kate Gilmore, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
• Dr. Chaloka Beyani, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Internally Displaced Persons
• Ms. Pascale Warda, Co-Founder of Hammurabi Human Rights Organization (HHRO), former Minister of Immigration and Refugees
(Iraqi Interim Government)
• Ms. Mays al-Juboori, Civilian Rights Officer, Minority Rights Group International / Ceasefire Center for Civilian Rights
Moderator: Mr. Mark Lattimer, Executive Director, Minority Rights Group International
Two years after the major offensive of ISIS in the North of Iraq and the fall of Mosul, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) now stands at 3.4 million. Armed conflict continues across the country causing further displacement, while the humanitarian, security and human rights situation for people already displaced is worsening.
This event will be an opportunity to provide an up-to-date overview of the situation of IDPs in Iraq since the ISIS onslaught and resulting conflict, to explore the facilitation of IDP returns to areas of origin, and to reflect upon the need for comprehensive post-liberation strategies
addressing security needs.