EUAM Iraq Deputy Head of Mission Ms. Anne Meskanen and Gender and Human Rights Adviser Mr. Jeff Hoppenbrouwers met with the Iraqi Minister of Justice (MoJ), H.E. Salar Abdul Sattar Mohammed and the Head of the MoJ Human Rights Department, Mr. Mohammed Turki.
The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the mandate and activities of EUAM Iraq to the MoJ and to receive a briefing on Iraq’s new 5-year National Human Rights Plan. During the meeting the Minister and Ms. Meskanen agreed on further collaboration on the implementation of the National Human Rights Plan through EUAM advisory to the Ministry of Interior and the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
Both parties agreed to continue developing good relations and cooperation particularly in the fields of countering terrorism and violent extremism, human trafficking and issues related to conditions and treatment of prisoners.