Justice and Security Needs in Iraq after ISIL

Justice and Security Needs in Iraq after ISIL

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

By: Khitam Al-Khaykanee

Many of the three million-plus internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in Iraq wish to return to their homes in areas no longer controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). But weak security and informal justice in these areas make safe return a challenge. IDPs, civil society organizations, and official stakeholders met in Baghdad, Karbala, and Kirkuk under USIP’s Justice and Security Dialogue program to voice concerns about and offer suggestions for safe return. This Spe...

Justice, Security & Rule of Law; Violent Extremism

Q&A: Iraqi Protesters Demand Action on Corruption and Reforms

Q&A: Iraqi Protesters Demand Action on Corruption and Reforms

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A growing tide of street protests has swept 11 of Iraq’s 18 provinces since mid-July and are scheduled to resume Oct. 2 after a pause for the Eid al-Adha holiday. Citizens’ anger over abysmal public services and rampant corruption had boiled over in July as temperatures soared above 130 degrees amid notoriously short electricity supplies. The persistence of the largely peaceful demonstrations emboldened Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to introduce far-reaching measures to combat corruption and...

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Nonviolent Action; Democracy & Governance