Human Rights Council gather to discuss the situation of human rights in Iraq. Expert voices include Iraqi author and activist Haifa Zangana and Mr. Sabah al-Mukhtar, President of the Arab Lawyers Association. Speakers uncover the root cause of contemporary problems in Iraq. They trace these problems further back than the birth of so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, to 2003. Focusing on the inception of ISIS alone, “erases the memory of what happened” under America’s invasion, argues Haifa Zangana. Adding that crimes committed by the militias mobilised in the wake of mosul’s fall, offer a mirror image of act perpetrated by Islamic state group.