The U.S. Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) strives to defend the humanitarian and internationally recognized rights of Camp Ashraf residents under the Fourth Geneva Convention and ensure their safety and security.
Who We Are
The U.S. Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents was established in December of 2003 by the U.S. families and relatives of Ashraf residents in response to the decision by the Iraqi Governing Council to expel the members of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) who have lived peaceably in Iraq for decades. The purpose of the Committee is to ensure the safety and security of these Iranian dissidents, whose lives would be in jeopardy where they to be deported to Iran or forcibly displaced inside Iraq. Residents of Camp Ashraf are entitled to protection and assistance based on the Fourth Geneva Convention, as well as customary and conventional international law norms that forbid the expulsion of civilians to places where they would be in harm’s way.
What We Do
- Monitor the status of Camp Ashraf Residents from a humanitarian and international law aspect;
- Document and report any abuses in Iraq of the rights of Camp Ashraf Residents;
- Support efforts to work toward an enduring solution regarding the current and future situation of Camp Ashraf Residents.; and
- Educate policy makers, international organizations and individuals about the historical causes and probable effects of the crisis of the Camp Ashraf Residents in Iraq.
To Contact Us:
U.S. Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents
2020 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, #195
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 640-1947