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Human Rights Situation in Iraq and Kurdistan Region: Constitutional and Political Prospects

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ABSTRACT

This study, which deals with Human Rights situation in Iraq and Kurdistan Region during the last three decades, aims to discuss and analyze certain Human Rights issues, including civil, political and cultural rights as stipulated in the current Iraqi Constitution and reflected under the present political circumstances, making specific short references to Human Rights Education. As a descriptive analytical study, clear integrated legal and political materials are used to draw particular realistic conclusions about violations of Human Rights, as well as the contradictions between the content of the Constitution and what is happening within political developments’ process on the ground. In this regard, it seems that severe difficulties and serious challenges have reduced the capacity of Iraq and Kurdistan Region from building an efficient system for Human Rights which is able to enhance Human Rights issues and support Human Rights Education.

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Khidir, J. & Salih, S. (2014). Human Rights Situation in Iraq and Kurdistan Region: Constitutional and Political Prospects. Beijing Law Review, 5, 298-305. doi: 10.4236/blr.2014.54028.

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