Iraq: Memorandum on concerns relating to law and order

This memorandum outlines a number of concerns and recommendations relating to law and order legislation and practices by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) and the Coalition Forces in Iraq. It highlights issues relating to the overall legal framework; addresses in some detail concerns relating to the use of force, detention practices, treatment in custody, searches and the role of the judiciary; and outlines concerns relating to the need for ensuring accountability of the CPA and the Coalition Forces. It also includes a number of cases illustrating the nature of Amnesty International’s concerns. As part of its recommendations, Amnesty International calls on the CPA to carry out competent, independent and impartial investigations into these individual cases.

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