What about other compensation laws?

Law No. 20 (Compensation for Victims of Military Operations) 2009 was designed to compensate Iraqis affected by terrorism. Beneficiaries are civilian victims of war or their family members in cases when the direct victim is no longer alive. Despite offering an avenue...

How would prospective reparations be financed?

We believe the Iraqi authorities, both federal and regional, should be the principal sponsor of a national reparation program. However, international actors should be encouraged to contribute to reparations by making monetary or in-kind...

Why recent victims only?

Too often in post-conflict situations victims’ needs are ignored. After the mass crimes committed in the Balkan and Rwandan conflicts, too much focus was placed on criminal accountability, and not enough on helping victims rebuild their lives. We know from previous...

What about other atrocities, such as the Anfal massacre?

Given the already high burden the armed conflict with ISIS has placed on Iraqi minorities and the entire society, as a coalition we need to focus our priorities on this conflict. Currently, the after-effects of ISIS have a great deal of media attention, presenting a...