UN Human Rights Chief Urges The World To Protect Iraqi Women From Brutal ISIS

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The new U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra`ad al Hussein called on the world to protect women and minorities targeted by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria which he said were “increasingly conjoined conflicts”.

UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra`ad al Hussein
UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra`ad al Hussein

In his maiden speech he said, “In particular, dedicated efforts are urgently needed to protect religious and ethnic groups، children – who are at risk of forcible recruitment and sexual violence – and women، who have been the targets of severe restrictions.

He also called on Iraq`s new government and prime minister to consider joining the International Criminal Court (ICC) to ensure accountability for crimes committed by ISIS in Iraq.