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Improving security for minorities in Iraq

19 July 2012

Improving Security for Minorities in Iraq, presents new field research showing that ethnic and religious minorities continue to fear for their safety and distrust security forces in Iraq. Based on the views of 300 members of 14 communities, the briefing calls for new measures to improve security.The briefing is based on field research carried out in Iraq in July and August 2011. Members of ethnic/religious communities were canvassed for their views on security for their community, perception of security forces, and views on measures to improve security. Interviews were also carried out with policy makers and expert observers.This briefing follows on from the report published by Minority Rights Group International and the Iraqi Minorities Council in November 2011, Iraq’s Minorities: Participation in Public Life, which contained the findings of another survey on issues affecting the participation of minorities in public life, such as freedom of religion, access to employment and public services, and the treatment of minority women.Read the press release.

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Chris Chapman