[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official profile] on Friday expressed alarm over reports of rights abuses in Iraq [press release] as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) [BBC backgrounder] forces have seized control of several cities. Pillay is concerned by reports of extrajudicial killings and summary executions, as well as the displacement of hundreds of thousands of civilians. She reminded parties of their obligation under international law to treat humanely those who surrender and...

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