Human Rights in Iraq’s transition – the search for inclusiveness

The aftermath of the invasion of Iraq set unprecedented challenges to the United Nations in the political and in the human rights spheres. The article looks at its role in Iraq from the angle of the involvement of the Security Council, the legal context, the protection of human rights and the strife for reconciliation, sovereignty and inclusiveness.

About the author

John P. Pace
Visiting Fellow

Currently a Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales. He served the United Nations for several years in a range of senior human rights assignments and was Chief of the Human Rights Office at the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq from August 2004 until February 2006