Iraq: Basic Human Rights Manual For Detention Officers in Iraq

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Start date: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2005
End date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2005

At the request of the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office and on behalf of the Iraqi Minister of Justice, ICPS has produced a handbook for use by personnel in Iraqi detention facilities that highlights the fundamental human rights obligations and rights for both prisoners and prison staff.

The document has been translated into Arabic and designed for wide distribution among police and other officers.

The topics covered include: information on general principles of human rights and detention: physical conditions of detention; healthcare; contact with family and the outside world and complaints procedures.

ICPS completed the work in 2005.

The Handbook can be downloaded in English and Arabic here