I. Violations of fundamental due process standards
II. Violations of the right to freedom of expression
III. Violations of the right to freedom of association
Iraq's parliament is in the process of enacting an "Information Crimes Law" to regulate the use of information networks, computers, and other electronic devices and systems. The draft law includes vague provisions that would allow Iraqi authorities to deter legitimate criticisms of or peaceful challenges to governmental or religious officials or policies. As such, the law is part of a broad effort by authorities to suppress peaceful dissent by criminalizing legitimate information sharing and networking activities.