Sixth C4JR YSL Newsletter

June 15, 2024

The Coalition for Just Reparations (C4JR), with the support of IOM Iraq, is publishing regular newsletters on the Yazidi Survivors Law (YSL) in three languages. Check out the sixth newsletter now, in EnglishArabic, and Kurdish (Sorani and Kurmanji).

The Yazidi Survivors Law is a seminal transitional justice framework to address atrocities committed by ISIL in Iraq. In this sixth edition, our newsletter shares the latest information regarding its implementation, including the challenges communities are facing. 

The sixth C4JR newsletter covers: 

  • Latest News on YSL Application Statistics: 1,726 survivors received reparations in April.
  • Implementation of the YSL: Empowerment Initiative launched to train beneficiaries in various professions; Distribution of residential plots of land to beneficiaries in Sinjar and Tal Afar Districts.
  • Consultation session held with families of victims and missing persons.
  • C4JR Advocacy Working Group planning a campaign for the 10th anniversary of the Yazidi genocide.
  • Accountability Efforts, including Internal Q&A event and Public online event on the ending of UNITAD‘s mandate in Iraq; Submission for the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture’s report.
  • Training on Ethical Engagement with Survivors of Sexual Violence held in Duhok.
  • The challenges regarding new evidentiary thresholds for YSL applications, and the need for clarity on evidentiary requirements and equitable treatment of applicants.
  • Get To Know C4JR Members: Háwar.Help and Peace and Freedom Organization (PFO)

Read the full details in our latest newsletter, out now: in EnglishArabicSorani, and Kurmanji. Join us on this journey of supporting survivors to realize their RIGHT to reparations!

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