UNPO alternative report in cooperation with ITF

July 29, 2014 at 8:06 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization

in cooperation with

Iraqi Turkmen Front

July 2014



This alternative report is submitted by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples

Organization (UNPO) in collaboration with the Iraqi Turkmen Front on the occasion of

the 85th session of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial

Discrimination (hereinafter the Committee) during which the 15th to 21st periodic report

of the Republic of Iraq will be considered.


This alternative report has been structured to comment upon the articles of the

International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination

(hereinafter ICERD) thematically. It will be followed by recommendations to be made to

the Iraqi delegation at the 85th session in the final chapter of the report.


This alternative report will focus on the situation of Assyrians, Turkmen and Kurds in

Iraq and the government’s compliance to and implementation of the provisions in the

ICERD as it affects these particular groups. The major issues highlighted in this report

include discriminatory laws on religious freedom, targeted killings based on ethnicity

and religion, political underrepresentation, displacement and lack of adequate


The Hague, July 2014






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