UN urge Iraq to halt mass executions

UN human rights experts, Nils Melzer (Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment), Fionnuala Ní Aoláin (Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism) and Agnes Callamard (Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions) expressed alarm at reports that some 50 prisoners convicted of terrorism-related crimes in Iraq face execution on Monday, and urged the Government to immediately halt all mass executions saying they had serious concerns about the conduct of the trials and the extraction of confessions under torture.

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UN experts : Mercenaries in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone must be withdrawn

UN human rights experts* noted the agreement reached on 9 November to put an end to hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and hope that it will lead to sustained peace in the region. They are nonetheless concerned by the use of mercenaries in and around the conflict zone until this agreement was reached, and expressed alarm at the devastating consequences for the civilian population, with little prospects of accountability. 

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MRAP: Turkey: the racist Zero Tolerance Policy toward Kurds

United Nations General Assemblyuman Rights Council 45th Session 14 September–2 October 2020 A/HRC/45/NGO/86  Written statement* submitted by Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitié entre les peuples, a non-governmental organization on the roster./ 25 September 2020

Written statement* submitted by Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitié entre les peuples, a non-governmental organization on the roster

While the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, in his report on the 2016 mission to Turkey (A/HRC/37/50/Add.1), appealed the Turkish authorities to publicly reinforce its zero tolerance policy on torture, the Government. of Turkey has developed a racist Zero Tolerance Policy towards Kurdish people.

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MRAP: Turkey: the repression against Kurdish elected peoplecontinues

United Nations General Assemblyuman Rights Council 45th Session 14 September–2 October 2020 A/HRC/45/NGO/89 Written statement* submitted by Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitié entre les peuples, a non-governmental organization on the roster./24 September 2020

After the failed coup attempt of 15 July 2016, the Turkish government declared a state of emergency. It was renewed every three months for a total period of two years. The state of emergency has been applied without any legal framework and has been transformed into an instrument of authoritarian repression against opposition groups in society.

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MRAP: Turkey: Support for Daech members promotes violations of human rights and international humanitarian law

United Nations General Assemblyuman Rights Council 45th Session 14 September–2 October 2020 A/HRC/45/NGO/87  Written statement* submitted by Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitié entre les peuples, a non-governmental organization on the roster./22 September 2020

Turkish state support for Daech

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