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More than “Ink on Paper”: Taking Stock two Years After the Adoption of the Yazidi [Female] Survivors Law

March 1, 2023

To mark the second anniversary of passage of the of the Yazidi [Female] Survivors Law (YSL) C4JR publishes a report More than “Ink on Paper”: Taking Stock two Years After the Adoption of the Yazidi [Female] Survivors Law. This report provides an overview of circumstances leading up to YSL´s enactment and content, reactions and current state of implementation.

YSL mandates a number of critical reparations for survivors of ISIL crimes from the Yezidi, Christian, Turkmen, and Shabak communities, including compensation, rehabilitation, land, housing, continued education, employment, genocide recognition, criminal prosecution of perpetrators, the search for those who remain missing, protection of witnesses and survivors, and the establishment of August 3rd of each year as a national day of remembrance.

This report underlines accomplishments, synergies of main stakeholders but also reveals present challenges in the application process. Report also contains the text of the YSL, its implementing bylaws and authorized application form.

You may download the report in English here, and in Arabic here its Executive summary in Arabic here, and the Executive summary in Kurdish here. Translation of the entire report in the Kurdish language will soon follow.

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