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Baghdad / Omar Abdul Latif
The Human Rights Committee of the House of Representatives has confirmed that there are efforts to restore Iraq's seat on the UN Human Rights Council, while the High Commission for Human Rights has indicated that parliament should have devoted a session to the issue.
"Iraq lost its seat in October last year because of the circumstances of the demonstrations and the accompanying violence, which continues to this day," said Qusay Abbas, the committee's vice-chairman.
"The united nations is ready to take the next resolution to the undecided resolution on Iraq," he said.
Iraq lost its seat on the UN Human Rights Council in the four-seat Asian Group race in October last year.
The Un Security Council on Thursday condemned the us-british war in Iraq, saying it was "not a war against Iraq."
Commission spokesman Dr. Ali Akram al-Bayati told Al-Sabah that the House of Representatives would hold a special session to discuss iraq's loss of its seat on the Human Rights Council, but unfortunately this did not happen, which is evidence of a real neglect of the issue.
"We hope to restore this seat despite the lack of interest in the human rights and international relations," he said.
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