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Iraq: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL910, tabled on 13 June 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the safety of, and freedom of religion for, Christians in Iraq.

Answered on

27 June 2022

Promoting the right to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) is one of the UK's longstanding human rights priorities in Iraq. The UK is committed to defending FoRB for all, and promoting respect between different religious and non-religious communities. We continue to monitor the situation of Christians and other minority groups in Iraq, regularly engaging with Christian leaders and civil society, as well as other minority groups. Our Embassy in Baghdad and our Consulate in Erbil will continue to highlight to the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government the need to protect ethnic and religious minorities, including Christians.