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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

UN Assisting in Formation of Iraq Human Rights Commission

March 14, 2006

NEW YORK – The United Nations' Human Rights Office held a workshop with Iraqi government officials, parliamentarians, and non-governmental organizations aimed at assisting the establishment of an Iraqi human rights commission, Radio Free Europe reported Tuesday.

According to RFE:
Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, said details of the planned commission are still in the process of being worked out.

In a message addressed to the workshop, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, said the establishment of an Iraqi commission would help expose human rights violations and help Iraqis build a culture of human rights.


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