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Aug  2022

Massive demonstrations were launched in a number of provinces of Iraq by supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr, followed by the announcement of the launch of demonstrations by other political movements, which made the scene in Iraq turn towards confrontations that could drag the country into an ominous civil war. Amid these tensions, voices have been raised calling for calm, return to the dialogue table, arbitration of reason, and return to negotiations between the parties. In the midst of these tensions, Muqtada al-Sadr called on his followers to disperse the demonstrations and end the violence within one hour, ending the inflamed scene in Iraq, so that things gradually return to calm.

Aug  2022

The right to peaceful assembly and demonstration in the city is guaranteed by several legislations, the most prominent of which is the Iraqi constitution and many laws regulating freedom of speech and the right of individuals to express their opinions and demands. However, due to the policies of the local government and security services, this right has become procedurally and constitutionally vulnerable during the previous and present years. The pressures of the formation of the government and rampant corruption, 

July 2022

Despite the deterioration of the political and economic conditions and the deterioration of services, other reasons emerged on the scene, making the demonstrations different in content from the previous ones. The external aggression against Iraq and audio leaks (see the link in the margins) ignited demonstrations, and even the government was unable to deal with them, not to mention the dire living conditions in the country. The demonstrations that broke out in many governorates and in Baghdad in particular, showed the political rift between the winning blocs, deepened the intensity of the demonstrations, and disrupted the government entirely. This time, the summer heat did not constitute an obstacle to the thousands who stormed the parliament and disrupted the work of state institutions. This report will review the demonstrations monitored by the monitoring team during July 2022 in several Iraqi governorates.

June 2022

Peaceful assembly or peaceful demonstrations is one of the fundamental human rights in Iraq due to its ratification of the Charter of the Universal Declaration of human rights, which indicated in Article 19 that everyone has the right to enjoy the freedom of opinion and expression peacefully, and this is approved by Article 38 of the Permanent Constitution of Iraq. However, the deterioration of services related to the provision of electricity, nominally in the summer, with the continuing pressures of living as a result of unemployment, which has become noticeable, especially among young people, led citizens in various provinces of Iraq to go out again in demonstrations demanding the government feasible solutions to these crises. This report will review the demonstrations monitored by the monitoring team during the second half of June 2022 in several Iraqi provinces.

June 2022

Initially, the demonstration and sit-in are among the constitutional rights to express opinions and are part of human rights and freedom of thought and expression as the right to peaceful assembly is the gathering of individuals in a specific place. This assembly may be spontaneous or organized in which individuals express their opinions and demand their rights, which is what is happening in Iraq due to the deteriorating conditions. The continuation of corruption and the government's disregarding of the situation generated strong reactions from the citizens. This report will review the demonstrations observed by the monitoring team during the first half of June 2022.

May 2022

Resolution 315 has become a distant hope for Iraqis whose livelihoods have worsened. The continued implementation disruption of the resolutions issued by the government and its unexpected reactions caused hundreds of voices of vengeance to rise and call for an end to the crisis and a solution to corruption. In this report, the demonstrations monitored by the monitoring team during the second half of May 2022 will be reviewed.

May 2022

Hundreds of Iraqis went out in massive demonstrations in several Iraqi provinces in protest against the political crisis the country is witnessing, calling for a resolution to form the government and get out of the political blockage that took the country to an ominous slope. Nevertheless, unfortunately, decisions are issued and disrupted, and the victim is the citizen who tasted both. In this report, the demonstrations that were monitored by the monitoring team during the first half of May 2022 will be reviewed.

April 2022

Despite the announcement of the election results, the formation of the government faces many complications. It is not surprising that the process of forming the Iraqi government has been prolonged. This scenario repeats after every election that is held. However, the profound differences this time are a new situation that the ruling class in Iraq has not been accustomed to before.

ِApril 2022

The continued suffering of citizens triggered a new wave of protests in Iraq, coinciding with the advent of the month of Ramadan. Angry mass protests in Iraqi provinces became the only way to force the government to provide services and respond to popular demands. 

Mar 2022

 Iraq faced a new wave of demonstrations in most of the Iraqi governorates. Calling for the government to control the high prices of the market and reduction of fees, raising taxes, and debts accumulated on citizens, and this coincides with the government's accumulated problems, where the delay in forming the government on the one hand, and the government departments' regression from providing basic services on the other hand.

Feb 2022

The economic, security, and political crises prompted the citizens to demonstrate due to the political and security instability that the country has been facing for several years. In addition, Iraq is facing a deteriorating economic situation due to the decline in oil prices, which is the primary

Despite the change achieved by the anti-government protests that shook the country in 2019 at the level of the faces and parties of the political class that has ruled Iraq since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. However, the Iraqi street reflects several demands of large crowds of demonstrators, 

Dec 2021

Iraq is facing its worst financial crisis in decades due to economic repercussions and the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, which has negatively reflected the current reality of Iraqi society.
Meanwhile, the demonstrators appear determined to continue their movement and pressing their
demands of creating jobs, recruiting graduates and improving services. This group of society

15 Nov 2021

The Iraqis, especially the youth and universities and institutes graduates, were looking forward to making progress in efforts towards addressing major challenges, the most important of which are the deteriorating economic conditions, decline in the level of services, demand for monthly student financial grants and because of the corruption in the university administration, the poor basic services in the student accommodations and the exacerbation of unemployment in addition to the hesitant reconstruction efforts.

1 Oct 2021

Demonstration is a human right which shall be peaceful and having to impose conditions in order to gain its peaceful appearance that expresses freedom of opinion and the right of society. It is not possible to build a state of law without holding the perpetrators of terrorist organized crimes accountable. The October 2019 revolution that embodied the patriotic spirit in the capital of Baghdad, spread to the central and southern provinces. Several demonstrations took place, through which the demands raised by the demonstrators were similar to what was demanded in the beginning of protests in Iraqi cities. In the city of Diwaniyah, and in solidarity with the rest of the Iraqi cities

15 Aug 2021

Several regions in Iraq, especially Baghdad and the southern cities, are witnessing widespread demonstrations demanding those responsible for the assassination of activists and media professionals to be held accountable and denouncing the state's failure to protect them and investigating the acts of violence against demonstrators and critics of party policies by unidentified armed groups.

30 July 2021

Thousands of demonstrators took part in several demonstrations denouncing the "failure of the state to protect them." Users of social networking sites published pictures and invitations to participate in these demonstrations in the hope of bringing about change in Iraq, in addition to the deterioration of basic services and electricity, and others denouncing the unemployed.

30 April 2021

The freedom to demonstrate is one of the highest forms of expression in line with international human rights standards, including: The Global Declaration of Human Rights 1948 IHRD and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) 1966.

30 May 2021

In the Constitution of the Republic of Iraq for the year 2005, the state guaranteed the right to demonstrate without prejudice to public order and public morals based on the provisions of Article (38) thereof.