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Iraq parliament approves rights commission

AFP reports:

Iraqi MPs have approved the first independent human rights commission in the country's history, with a remit to track rights violations, lawmaker Ashwaq al-Jaff said on Tuesday.

"The main role of this commission is to monitor all violations of human rights in all fields and in all governmental and non-governmental institutions," Jaff said of the High Commission for Human Rights, which was approved by parliament on Monday.

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