On February 15, 2022, Yazidi survivor, Ms. Salwa Saido Omar, sent powerful messages at the virtual UNITAD-NGO Dialogue Forum:
Yazidi Survivors Law, if properly implemented, can help us secure livelihoods and services, but only Accountability can give us peace of mind. I hope therefore that evidence collected by UNITAD will be put To proper use.
While it is a blessing to see that German court found that what happened to Yazidis amounts to Genocide, I would like to see a court in Iraq arrive at the same conclusion.
Remarks of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on ISIL Accountability Mechanism in Iraq
During a virtual event “Options for Survivor-centered Justice in Iraq”, held on December 19, 2022, and co-hosted by the Coalition for Just Reparations, Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights, Yazda, and International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, UN...