All commitments of international guidelines for Iraq also applies to Kurdistan Region, says the KRG Coordinator of International Advocacy

“I believe we are the first Regional Government, among the 60 federal states around the world, which is presenting a speech in the 75th session of the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Geneva,” Zebari remarked.
Dindar Zebari, the KRG Coordinator of International Advocacy, amid the participation in the 75th session of the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Geneva. (Photo: Kurdistan24)
Dindar Zebari, the KRG Coordinator of International Advocacy, amid the participation in the 75th session of the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Geneva. (Photo: Kurdistan24)

ERBIL (Kurdistan24) – Regarding the participation of Kurdistan Region in the 75th session of the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Geneva, Dindar Zebari, the KRG Coordinator of International Advocacy, said in a statement that within the framework of Iraq, Kurdistan Regional Government has applied all the mechanisms in order to be part of revision process of the guidelines as well as implementation of them.

Dindar Zebari highlighted that the participation of Kurdistan Region in international conferences like this is of great importance.

“I believe we are the first Regional Government, among the 60 federal states around the world, which is presenting a speech in the 75th session of the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Geneva,” Zebari remarked.

He also emphasized that all the commitments of international guidelines for Iraq also apply to the Kurdistan Region.

On Monday, Dindar Zebari, the KRG Coordinator of International Advocacy, amid the participation in the 75th session of the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Geneva, underlined that the Kurdistan Regional Government has identified and authorized 24 laws that are to be attached to the social, cultural and economic agreement.

“To protect the ethnic and religious minorities, a list of ethnic and religious rights was issued in 2003 by the Kurdistan Region. The law of ethnic and religious minorities of 2015 number (3) has also been in place,” he stated.

Additionally, Dindar Zebari stressed that, in order to ensure transparency and confront corruption, the draft of the national strategy for combating corruption in Kurdistan Region for 2021 to 2025 has been approved. In 2023, the number of cases relevant to dossier of corruption reached 393, out of which 248 have been transferred to the relevant courts. Out of the number of these cases, final decisions have been made for 103 cases and 42 cases have been returned to the committee due to the lack of evidence.

The International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights was scheduled to be discussed at the UN headquarters in Geneva between Feb. 19 and 20, 2024. A delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) led by the Minister of Justice Dr. Khalid Shuani, chairman of the committee on international agreements and treaties in the federal government, participated in the talks.