The Coalition for Just Reparations (C4JR) is an alliance of Iraqi civil society organizations (CSOs), representing Iraq’s linguistic, ethnic and religious diversity, supporting reparation claims of survivors and other victims of crimes perpetrated during the conflict with the self-declared Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS conflict in Iraq). C4JR draws on international human rights and national law to advance the right to reparations of all civilian victims of ISIS armed conflict in Iraq.

Our core beliefs:

  • Full respect for international human rights law.
  • A belief in the inherent dignity of humankind.
  • Commitment to gender equality.
  • Every victim of a gross human rights violation has an enforceable right to reparations.
  • A strong civil society is a major precondition for the success of transitional justice processes.
  • CSOs in post-conflict states are able to rise above sectarian, religious, ethnic, class, ideological and other divisions, and use international law to the benefit of victims.
  • Peaceful coexistence and mutual respect are fundamentals which should govern relations among communities and groups.
  • Repairing the harm done to victims of gross human rights violations should be of utmost priority not only for states where the violation took place but also for the international community and people worldwide.
  • Any programs aimed at rectifying gross human rights violations should be communicated, discussed and approved by the victims themselves in a timely manner.