Concluding Observations, E/C.12/IRQ/CO/4, 9 October 2015: Iraq
D. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations
19. The Committee, while taking note of the fact that the State party’s Constitution prohibits discrimination on certain grounds, expresses its concern about the absence in the State party’s legal order of comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation in accordance with article 2 of the Covenant. The Committee is further concerned that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons are particularly affected by discriminatory practices (art. 2).
20. The Committee recommends that the State party consider adopting a comprehensive anti-discrimination law that fully complies with article 2 of the Covenant and that covers not only direct but also indirect discrimination. The Committee also recommends that the State party take all measures necessary to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons fully enjoy their economic, social and cultural rights without discrimination. The Committee draws the attention of the State party to its general comment No. 20 (2009) on non-discrimination in economic, social and cultural rights, including sexual orientation and gender identity.
Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CESCR-Iraq-2015-eng