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Unity in Diversity Promoting Pluralism and Intercultural Citizenship in Iraq

This paper, entitled "Unity in Diversity", provides an academic background on the protection of diversity in both the international (UN experience) and regional (European, US and African) frameworks, and then assesses national, religious and linguistic diversity in Iraq, offering an overview of the national framework for diversity in Iraq.

The paper aims to provide an academic approach to the protection of diversity among instructors in Iraqi universities and for students and researchers studying human rights. It also targets human rights trainers, particularly those concerned with minority rights, as well as local and national decision-makers.

The paper has put forward a plan for the protection of diversity in Iraq, by reflecting on the needed tools and mechanisms to that end and promoting minority rights while ensuring the establishment of intercultural citizenship.

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