Representatives of religions: Standard Card Law setback for democracy in Iraq
BAGHDAD / long-Presse
Student representatives of Christians, Yazidis and Sabean in Iraq, on Wednesday, the abolition of the national card substance violate the rights of minorities in the country's law. They considered the parliament's approval of this law as the "setback" for democracy in Iraq. They called on the President to use his powers to challenge the decision, threatening to resort to the Federal Supreme Court to challenge the rule.
He said representatives of religious minorities, in a statement during a press conference held at the Mandaean knowledge house in Baghdad and received the (long-Presse) a copy of it, that "the Iraqi Council of Representatives passed a few days ago on the national card law and despite the importance of this law in organizing the Civil Status and official documents to the Iraqis But this law includes in its article 26 paragraphs of (first and second), representing a trend Mosova it underestimated the feelings of the religious components of non-Muslim, and the disregard of their rights guaranteed by the Iraqi Constitution of 2005, which guaranteed freedom of religion and belief, thought and conscience of all Iraqis.
"The statement added that the "This trend represents a violation of all international conventions and charters committed by Iraq legally, and therefore representatives of religious minorities logged in Iraq and civil organizations active in the defense of religious diversity in Iraq, their categorical rejection of the content of this article."
He said representatives of other religions that "the House of Representatives authentication Iraqi on this law and the presence of this material between legal materials represents a setback for democracy in Iraq and recorded a new violation of the rights of religious minorities in Iraq added to the series of violations suffered by these minorities individuals and their right to equality and citizenship.
"The statement stressed that" minorities today faces significant obstacles and difficulties threaten presence in Iraq, In addition to what caused the organization Daash crimes in the Nineveh Plain and Sinjar regions of the killing and displacement and exile, suffering minorities from the accumulation of quantitative and qualitative violations and marginalization of all political, social, cultural and economic levels.
"The representatives of minorities in their statement that" the approval of the members of the House of Representatives on The existence of this article in the law constitute a duplication which treats members of parliament who are sympathizing with minority issues are apparent and respect for the rights of religious minorities falsely.
"stressed the statement minorities that" our condemnation of this duplication position include all the political blocs major Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish components and even Civil Both agreed to pass this law, the participants in the act of disregard for the feelings of religious minorities and their rights and March hypocritical public towards the desire to promote equality and citizenship in the state that guarantees fairness and justice for all Iraqis, regardless of national, religious and linguistic affiliations.
"The statement stressed that" this trend exacerbates loss religious minorities confidence in the future of Iraq is an extra motivation for their behavior through migration as an option for all, in light of the lack of hope in the achievement of equality and citizenship, "adding that" the issuance of this law by stating convicted and referred to above reinforces fears continued.
"He called on the representatives of the minorities," President of the Republic as a protector Constitution to use his powers to challenge the law and demand of the House of Representatives repeal of article 26 of the law ", arguing that" otherwise, the civil forces and civil society organizations in coordination with the religious institutions for minorities will file a lawsuit before the Supreme Federal Court to challenge not to the text of Article constitutionality of faith us the justice of the Iraqi judiciary in the equity of religious minorities. " The conference brought together representatives from Christians and Mandaeans and Yazidis, Baha'is, Kaka'is Foundation paths cultural and media development and the Council of the Iraqi interfaith center religions peaceful coexistence.
A parliamentary delegation of the Sabians and the Christians had demanded, on Tuesday, President of the Republic Fuad Masum stop constitutional violations in the legislation of the national card, which voted in by the law Parliament, and as infallible promised to study this issue through legal advisers, Abbaroeda delegation expressed gratitude to the President of the Republic to support the legitimate demands of the Iraqi components.
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