He said the Human Rights Council in a report today, and got “Alsumaria News”, a copy of it, that “the immunity granted to the security companies have prevented the prosecution of perpetrators of violations of Iraq in Iraqi courts or made in their countries of origin,” and expressed concern “of the lack of accountability the perpetrators of these incidents that occurred in the period between 2003 and 2009.”
The Board added that “Iraq has suffered in the past decade a series of incidents that stand out involving private military and private security, taking incident fire in the courtyard of the Eagles in 2007,” noting that “recent years have seen a decrease in such incidents because of the low activities of these companies related to the military area, in Iraq, and the tightening of regulation carried out by the Iraqi authorities, as well as U.S. efforts to tighten control over the companies. “
The Council stressed that “the victims of these violations and their families are still waiting for justice,” noting that “despite the low incidence of security companies, but Iraq is still struggling to give the companies legal immunity under the law No. 17 issued by the Coalition Provisional Authority.”
The Council welcomed “the text of the agreement between Iraq and the United States in 2009, which eliminates the immunity granted to certain private security contractors in Iraq,” explaining that “Iraq is promising legislation to regulate security companies in 2008, but he was still under consideration.”
The Council called on the Iraqi government to “take the necessary steps to ensure the adoption of legislation on corporate private military and security,” stressing that “the State is responsible for providing security to its people, and allocate the necessary resources to ensure that private military and private security (both international and Iraqi) to strict regulation to ensure respect the human rights of the Iraqi people. “
The Iraqi Council of Representatives announced, the ninth of August last, his intention legislation law to regulate private security companies during the period coming, indicating that its provisions will apply to local private companies and branches of foreign companies and workers.
And called on the Iraqi Human Rights Ministry, in the 18 of May, was affected by those working in security companies to promote the transaction to compensate them, saying it will work on corporate accounting causing damage legal.