Iraq Protection Cluster - Access to Safety and Criteria for Provision of Humanitarian Support for Persons at Checkpoints or Transit Facilities

Based on international standards and the applicable law in Iraq,  all people have the right to freedom of movement, especially while fleeing conflict. They also have the right to choose their place of displacement, and to voluntarily return in safety to their homes or places of habitual residence as soon as the reasons for their displacement cease to exist. However, in situations of armed conflict, the authorities may impose short-term restrictions on freedom of movement for security reasons. International legal standards provide that these restrictions must be temporary, clearly specified in law, and applied in a non-discriminatory manner.