The center for international studies at the university of Baghdad organized its first quarterly scientific symposium for the current academic year entitled (human rights and the change in the Arab region: preambles and results). The symposium included researches such as (human rights in the Arab countries between legal drafting and political abuse) by assistant prof. Dr. Khairi Abdul Razzaq Jassim, (transitional justice and human rights in light of the change in the Arab world) by assistant prof. Dr. Dina Hatif, (the reality of human rights after the Arab revolutions: the case of Egypt after 2011), by the instructor Ahmed Abdul-Amir, (modern media and its role in the defense of human rights and bringing change in the Arab region: the Tunisian experience) by the instructor Mohamed Rashid Sabar, (Arab revolutions of change: a future vision for the constitutional guarantees for the protection of human rights) by Dr. Mohammed Aziz Abdul al-Hassan. The symposium was held under the auspices of the president of the university of Baghdad University, prof. Dr. Alaa Abdul Hussein, with the presence of the director of the department of information and public relations, Dr. Kadhim Omran, director of cultural relations, Dr. Sabah Abbas, director of the center for international studies, Dr. Ali Drewil and a large number of researchers and teaching staff. The symposium considered human rights as the basic foundation for the establishment of a democratic state based on the principles of justice, freedom and the maintenance of human dignity. The center seeks to provide advice regarding the development of policies and to monitor changes in light of the regional and international movement of the world and the strategic interactions with other countries and enhancing the relationship with other especially ( cabinet, ministry of foreign affairs and ministry of national security) and hosting specialists and experts, besides opening scholarships for researchers to develop their skills and to serve the scientific research in Iraq.