Urgent call for accountability

Iraq leads in global missing persons cases

ERBIL, August 30 – The Geneva International Centre for Justice stated on Wednesday that Iraq tops the list of countries worldwide with the highest number of enforced disappearances.

The organization pointed out that the number of missing individuals since 2003 is estimated to be around one million people, and called on authorities to hold accountable the involved parties and officials who have not fulfilled their responsibilities to prevent such cases.

The Geneva International Centre for Justice is a non-governmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland and focused on documenting human rights violations, including issues related to mistreatment in prisons, torture, forced disappearances, extrajudicial executions, and more.