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UNAMI: Human Rights Report, 1 November - 31 December 2006

January 2007


The UN reports that during the reporting period, the government of Iraq has continued its efforts aimed at strengthening the administration of justice and building up the rule of law in the country. However, urgent action is needed to strengthen rule of law institutions, in line with the new constitution, the government's priorities and Iraq's international obligations. This is central to creating conditions for re-establishing law and order in the country and ensuring the success and sustainability of security, national reconciliation and development efforts. In particular, the ability of new security plans to effect real change in Iraq will depend on a comprehensive reform program that can strengthen the rule of law and deliver justice for all Iraqis.

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What's Next for Chen Guangcheng? (Audio)

Speaker: Chen Guangcheng
Presider: Jerome A. Cohen

Activist and advocate Chen Guangcheng discusses his personal journey, human rights, and the rule of law in China.