Event Reports

Civil rights of ethnic and religious minorities in Kurdistan-Iraq

OTT and KAS hold high-level conference in Erbil with minority representatives

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) is home to a large number of different ethnic and religious minorities. In 2015, the Kurdish parliament passed the Law of Protecting the Rights of Components in Kurdistan-Iraq, which guarantees efficient and full equality to all ethnic and religious minorities living in the Muslim-Kurdish-dominated KRI. On 30 August 2017, Open Think Tank (OTT) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Syria/Iraq Office held a conference in Erbil to discuss the applications and limitations of the legal and civil rights of these minorities in the KRI.
Dr. Mohmmad Ihsan, Dr. Vala Fareed, Viyan Dakhil und Dr. Abdulhakeem Khosro (from left to right)
Discussions with the audience
A representative from the Jewish community in discussion with a delegate from the Muslim community
The second panel on the representation of minorities in the government