We regularly raise these concerns with the Iraqi governmental and judicial authorities – reiterating the importance of respect for international standards of due process and fair trial. We also raise our opposition to the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle. Separately, we continue to support the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Daesh (UNITAD) in Iraq. UNITAD is expanding its engagement with witnesses, survivors and impacted communities – implementing advanced witness protection and support so that even the most vulnerable members of society in Iraq feel able to come forward with their accounts.
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