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Iraq: Key Courts Improve ISIS Trial Procedures

Expand An empty courtroom at Nineveh’s counterterrorism court in Tal Kayf, north of Mosul.  © 2018 AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo (Beirut) – Prosecutions of Islamic State (ISIS) suspects in Iraq are proceeding based on a deeply flawed and vague counterterrorism law, but the Nineveh governorate’s counterterrorism court has made improvements in recent months, Human Rights Watch said today. In response to a December 2017 Human Rights Watch report, judges in the Nineveh governorate in northern Iraq are requiring a higher evidentiary standard to detain and prosecute suspects, minimizing the court’s reliance…

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