Pascal Esho Warda was the Minister of Immigration and Refugees in the Iraqi Interim Government. A Chaldean Catholic and an ethnic Assyrian, she was born in 1961 in the Northern Iraqi city of Dahuk, but later exiled to France. There, she attended the University of Lyon and received her Masters in human rights studies. A member of the Assyrian Democratic Movement, she co-founded the Iraqi Society for Human Rights and was the President of the Assyrian Womens Union in Baghdad.
As minister she expressed her support for the death penalty for Saddam Hussein . During her minister position post, she was invited by the First Lady of the United States Laura Bush, for a discussion on global women's issues at the G8 Summit in Sea Island, Georgia.