The UN Workplace of the Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has accomplished a study of prosecutions of alleged ISIL (ISIS) members in Iraq. Hundreds of males, ladies and youngsters have been processed by the Iraqi courts previously two years and there could also be 1000’s to return.
Printed final month, the OHCHR report has a convoluted title promising a critique of the “Administration of Justice in Iraq”. Whereas there may be some helpful info within the report, it’s most notable for what it doesn’t say.
Nowhere is there any reference to the function that Europe or the US have performed within the degradation of each human rights precept the world has developed within the final 75 years. Certainly, the Iraqi story finally displays how the West is now outsourcing the torture and abuse that the US previously inflicted in Darkish Prisons from Kabul to Guantanamo Bay.
In Afghanistan, after the US-led invasion of October 2001, we People systematically abused prisoners ourselves. We subjected 1000’s of Muslim males to torture in Bagram Air Pressure Base and different secretive prisons. One thing comparable happened after the invasion of Iraq, making names like Abu Ghraib, Camp Cropper and Camp Bucca synonyms for the medieval mistreatment of detainees.
This darkish historical past diminished America’s popularity world wide. Nonetheless, it didn’t deter some within the authorities from persevering with their battle on human rights – partly impressed by revenge and partly by the extraordinary perception that torture…