Human Rights Council opens Special Session on the Human Rights situation in Iraq


The Human Rights Council today opened its twenty-second Special Session on the human rights situation in Iraq in light of abuses committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and associated groups.
The Special Session was convened at the request of Iraq and called for by 29 Member States of the Council and 29 Observer States, said Ambassador Baudelaire Ndong Ella, the President of the Human Rights Council.