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Iraq: Responsibilities of the occupying powers

, Index number: MDE 14/089/2003

In this paper, Amnesty International focuses on the responsibilities of the USA and the UK as occupying powers to protect the fundamental rights of the Iraqi population. The paper outlines the international legal framework and sets out in some detail those obligations that appear most relevant to protect the rights of Iraqis. Specific recommendations are addressed to the USA and the UK.

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