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Third C4JR YSL Newsletter

November 1, 2023

Coalition for Just Reparations, with the support of IOM-Iraq, is publishing regular newsletters on the Yazidi Survivors Law (YSL) in three languages: Arabic, English, and Kurdish (Kurmanji and Sorani).

The YSL is a seminal transitional justice framework to address atrocities committed by ISIS in Iraq. In this third edition, the newsletter shares the latest information regarding its implementation, including the challenges communities are facing. Check out the third newsletter here, in EnglishArabic, and Kurdish (Sorani and Kurmanji).

Did you know that reparations payments for 868 survivors of ISIL covered by the YSL were made in September? That’s according to Iraq’s Directorate of Survivors Affairs and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. According to the Director General for Survivors Affairs, Ms. Sarab Elias, the total number of beneficiaries has now reached 1,052 to date.

In the third C4JR newsletter, special focus is also given to the challenges Shabak survivors are facing, after C4JR hosted a consultation in September to hear about their experiences with the YSL application process. While Shabak survivors are not alone in facing difficulties in the YSL process, the newsletter goes into detail about the specific problems they have faced – struggles which stem not only from the risk of re-traumatization, but structural issues pertaining to the judicial system itself. Read the full findings in our latest newsletter, out now.

Join us on this journey of supporting survivors to realize their RIGHT to reparations!

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