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Kurdistan Human Rights Minister

Friday, December 19, 2008

Whilst on a visit to the UK, Yousif Mohammad Aziz, Minister for Human Rights in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), called into Westminster to meet Meg to discuss strengthening the ties between the UK and the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Meg has recently become Chair of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) and wants to increase contact between the two Parliaments.

 

Mr Aziz was appointed Minister for Human Rights in the region in May 2006. He was in the UK to speak about establishing human rights, requiring the promotion of human rights, the observation of human rights and the protection of human rights. A qualified physician he is a senior member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.

 

He outlined the situation about violence against women, saying it should be referred to as the crime that it is rather than as ‘honour’ killing. Every three months a meeting of the Council of Ministers, supervised by the KRG Prime Minister, meets to discuss policy to address violence against women. The Minister also said that the KRG Ministries of Interior and of Human Rights have been publishing monthly official statistics on violence against women for more than a year now, which are available for all to see.

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With Meg are Minister Yousif Mohammad Aziz and Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, the KRG High Representative to the UK.

With Meg are Minister Yousif Mohammad Aziz and Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, the KRG High Representative to the UK.


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