유엔은 이라크에서 범죄를 저지르는 미국 민간 계약업체 직원들을 처벌하라고 미국에 촉구했습니다.

유엔 이라크 지원단은 11일 발표한 이라크 인권상황에 관한 새로운 보고서에서 그같이 촉구하면서, 올해 4월부터 6월까지 미국 민간경호업체가 관련된 치명적인 사건이 여러 차례 발생했음을 지적했습니다.

보고서는 그같은 사건들이 정당하지 않은 것으로 나타나면 관련자들에게 책임을 묻는 제도적 장치를 만들라고 미국에 촉구했습니다.

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The United Nations is urging the United States to ensure that American private contractors who commit offenses in Iraq are prosecuted.

The U.N. Assistance Mission to Iraq is making the call in its new report on the human rights situation in that country today (Thursday). The mission noted several fatal incidents involving private security firms in the period between April and June of this year.

The report calls on the U.S. to establish mechanisms to hold contractors accountable when such incidents do not appear to be justified.

Iraqi authorities are outraged over two recent deadly shootings involving private security firms. Seventeen Iraqi civilians died when guards with Blackwater USA opened fire on a Baghdad street.

And two Iraqi women were killed on Tuesday by guards employed by an Australian-owned company.