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Women's Human Rights Violations In Iraq; In Response To The Fourth Periodic Report Of The Republic Of Iraq To The UN International Convenant On Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (September 2015)

The report offers supplementary information to the forth periodic report submitted by Iraq to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for its review of Iraq during the 56th Session held in September 2015. Several areas of concern related to the status of the economic, social and cultural rights of women and girls in Iraq are addressed herein, including the prevalence of gender-based violence, discriminatory legal provisions, and violations of rights to physical and mental health and adequate standard of living. The report offers specific actionable recommendations to the Government of Iraq so that it may adequately comply with its human rights obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

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