The statement of Iraq at the Third Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations in the interactive dialogue under item (74) on 15/10/2018Oct 17
The attaché, Zahra Nasrallah, delivered the statement of the Republic of Iraq to the Third Committee during the interactive dialogue with the Chairman of the Committee against Torture and the Special Rapporteur on torture She referred, in her statement, to the national legislation and laws such as the National Constitution and the Iraqi Penal Code No. 111 of 1969 prohibited the law enforcement officials and those conducting investigations from practicing any kind of torture. Also, she points out that; there are channels from the supervisory bodies responsible for receiving complaints about cases of torture, and that the provisions of Iraqi law allow anyone who is harmed in any way to recourse to the judiciary to demand compensation.She added that; Iraq is a party to the Convention against Torture and a member of the initiative of Convention against Torture (CTI) in Geneva, which is a global initiative launched in March 2014 in Geneva to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the united Nations Convention against Torture. The main objective of this initiative is to assist States in ratifying or implementing the international commitments contained in the said Convention and aspiring to achieve them within 10 years of its establishment.