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For the first time since 1992 the special lecturer of the Commission of Human Rights of the United Nations has made fact-finding visit to Iraq

For the first time since 1992 the special lecturer of the Commission of Human Rights of the United Nations has made fact-finding visit to Iraq. ABT it, the correspondent " passes; News " have informed official sources of the United Nations in Geneva.

as they said, within three days the special lecturer of the Commission of Human Rights Andreas Mavrommatis met ministers of Iraq, the members of parliament, visible religious figures, members of criminal court of Bagdad, leaders of Kurds.

considering fact-finding character and short duration of visit, it is underlined in a MSG of the United Nations, the parties were limited to an exchange of opinions on " to fundamental human rights ". Thereupon problems of missing persons, positions of the prisoners of war, the applied legislation, the rights of women and national minorities were mentioned.

Mavrommatis estimates the taken place MTGs and conversations as " significant ". In its opinion, they represent " the first step in meaningful dialogue development " between the United Nations and Iraq in the field of human rights. It has expressed hope that this dialogue will proceed and will bring concrete results.

Andreas Mavrommatisa`s report following the results of its visit to Iraq should be presented the Commission of Human Rights at its session which will take place in Geneva in March.