Iraq UPR 2019 - Equality Now

Iraq UPR Submission 2019

Iraq Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review

Thirty Fourth Session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Right Council

October – November 2019

The submission deals with our concern in regard to the need for the repeal of Article 398 of the Iraqi’s Penal Code No. 111 of 1969 entirely, the need for the proposed amendments to Personal Status Law No. 188 of 1959 which would effectively lower the age of marriage and encourage polygamy to be rejected, and the need to amend sex discriminatory articles in the Nationality Law No. 26/2006.

Submitted by: Equality Now, the Coalition of Women MPs to Combat Violence against Women, Bagdad Women Association, Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion