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Foreign Interference Hinders the Right to Development, as Exemplified in Iraq
December 02,2016   By:chinahumanrights.org
Foreign Interference Hinders the Right to Development, as Exemplified in Iraq
 
Abbas Jawad KDAIMY 
 
IRAQ 
 
The great potential Iraq possesses to advance along the road to development, which it and all countries of the world aspire to, must first be acknowledged .
 
Iraq has a rich cultural heritage, and has made outstanding and significant contributions to human civilization. Blessed with ample natural and human resources and situated in an important geopolitical area, it offers a vital platform for both inspiring and launching creative development which expands construction and creates employment .
 
But what Iraq has witnessed within the last two decades that account for two-thirds of the age of the Declaration on the Right to Development constitutes a significant point that must be thoroughly discussed if our aim is truly to achieve effective application of the declaration, and to generate real benefits for people everywhere .
 
During the past two decades, Iraq has remained an area where the evils of invasion and consequent destruction that affect all aspects of life are rife, totally precluding any developmental progress. Intervention in Iraq has led to war and human atrocities that have led to complete failure of the development process, so robbing the Iraqi people of their right to development. Foreign intervention has as well deprived Iraqi people of the stable governance of their country that would guide its resources towards the development process. Such foreign intervention has created a critical situation evident in the disintegration of the social fabric and emergence of sectarian conflict that have in turn precipitated the deadly threats of extremism and terrorism that imperil the entire world.
 
The environment has sustained grave damage due to lingering remnants of bombardment that contaminate the soil and air, and droughts that wreak irreparable damage to agriculture and endanger public health .