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Ensuring All Iraqis with Disabilities Are Able to Vote

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A voter who uses a wheelchair at a polling place in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, on May 12, 2018. © 2018 Safin Hamed/AFP via Getty Images Next week, Iraq will hold parliamentary elections, but many people with disabilities are effectively denied their right to vote due to discriminatory legislation and inaccessible polling places. Iraq, plagued by decades of violence and war, has one of the world’s largest populations of people with disabilities. Ahead of the elections, Human Rights Watch is urging Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission…


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