Capacity Development | Capacity Development in Iraq

PHR has been investigating human rights violations in Iraq for three decades, including the repression of the country’s Kurdish minority by the government of Saddam Hussein and the serious medical consequences of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.

PHR’s current work in Iraq is centered on building up the country’s ability to investigate international crimes and acts of sexual violence. Among other work, PHR is supporting documentation of crimes against the long-persecuted Yazidi people, who suffered a brutal 2014 attack by ISIS in which thousands of men, women, boys, and girls were killed, forced into flight, or abducted, raped and enslaved. At PHR’s 2018 gala we honored Dr. Nagham Nawzat Hasan for her work with Yazidi survivors.

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