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Much More Progress Needed for ISIL Survivors to Access Reparation Benefits Detailed in the Yazidi Survivors Law

To mark six months from adoption of the landmark Yazidi Female Survivors Law (YSL), C4JR presented its media statement at the in-person press conference in Bagdad held on September 1, […]

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UN officials call on Iraqi authorities to ensure swift and full implementation of Yazidi Women Survivors Law

In a statement marking seven years since ISIL terrorists brutally and systematically targeted religious minorities in Sinjar, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on Iraqi authorities to begin implementation of […]

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C4JR Stands in Solidarity with Survivors on 7th Anniversary of the Yazidi Genocide

As justice is essential to building lasting peace, C4JR urges the Iraqi Government to end impunity for ISIL crimes and ensure justice for survivors in compliance with international standards.

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Open Letter to Iraqi Authorities and the International Community on the Occasion of 17 July 2021, Day of International Criminal Justice

Re: Criminal accountability for Atrocity Crimes Against Civilians Committed During the Da’esh/ISIL Conflict in Iraq On the Day of International Criminal Justice, Iraqi NGOs allied in the Coalition for Just […]

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C4JR Members Renew Commitment & Plan Future Advocacy

On July 3 2021 C4JR held its annual meeting of all members in-person, in Erbil, and virtually. Due to last year’s circumstances, this was the first time many C4JR members […]

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Hope for Survivors of Wartime Sexual Violence in Iraq #C4JR21

C4JR Media Statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Hope for Survivors of Wartime Sexual Violence in Iraq #C4JR21 On March […]

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UN Security Council Highlights Reparations for ISIL Survivors in Iraq

On May 27th the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2576 (2021) extending UNAMI’s mandate in Iraq and providing assistance to monitor and ensure fair elections. The resolution calls on […]

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UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) releases report on recommendations for landmark Yazidi Female Survivor’s Law in Iraq.

Text provided by IOM. See IOM’s full report here. Iraq recently adopted the Yazidi [Female] Survivors Law – a landmark bill that outlines and stipulates for a host of reparation benefits for survivors […]

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KRG Makes Notable Effort Towards Accountability and Reparations for ISIL Crimes

C4JR welcomes the draft legislation submitted by the KRG to establish a special criminal court for ISIL crimes. Similar to the International Criminal Court, this prospective court will be linked […]

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C4JR Endorses Internal Guidelines on Ethical Engagement with SGBV Survivors

On March 17, 2021 C4JR adopted Internal Guidelines on Ethical Engagement with Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence to govern members’ engagement with survivors in C4JR-related work.

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Survivors of ISIL Crimes in Iraq One Step Closer to Reparations

The final outcome, though not ideal, does provide a sound basis for the important work ahead: repairing the harm done to survivors of ISIL crimes in Iraq. By Dr Bojan […]

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Yazidi Women Survivors Law Finally Enacted in the Iraqi Parliament

C4JR welcomes this important first step made by the Iraqi MPs toward repairing the harm done to survivors of Da’esh/ISIS crimes in Iraq.

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UN Special Advisor on Genocide Prevention Highlights C4JR’s Grassroots Work as Essential

On December 7th 2020 C4JR sent an Open Letter to the UN Special Adviser of the Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide Alice Wairimu Nderitu to draw her attention to the […]

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C4JR is welcoming SEED Foundation as the 28th member of the Coalition

C4JR is pleased to announce that SEED Foundation, became the 28th member of the Coalition. SEED Foundation is a local NGO in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, committed to protecting, […]

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Joint NGO Statement on Increased number of Suicide cases and the Deteriorating Mental Health Crisis facing Atrocity Crimes Survivors in Iraq

The Coalition for Just Reparations – an alliance of 27 Iraqi NGOs calling for comprehensive reparations for civilian victims of atrocity crimes perpetrated during the ISIS conflict in Iraq – […]

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Additional Effort Needed to Pass the Yazidi Women Survivors Law in the Iraqi Parliament

On January 27 2021 members of the Iraqi parliament failed to vote on the Yazidi Women Survivors Law. This law, based on the initial bill submitted by the Iraqi presidency […]

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C4JR flags amendments to the Yazidi Women Survivor’s Bill at the IOM meeting in Erbil

Technical meeting for finalization of the Yazidi Women Survivor’s Bill (Yazidi Bill), organized with International Organization for Migration (IOM)´s technical support and presence of United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq […]

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C4JR Continues Advocacy for Improving and Enacting Yazidi Women Survivors Bill

C4JR delegates presented the C4JR Draft Law to members of the Iraqi National Council of Representatives and of the Women and Children Affairs Committee Dr. Bahar Mahmoud and Rizan Sheikh […]

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Head of UNITAD Voiced Support for C4JR´s Work

Mr. Karim Khan, Special Adviser and the head of the United Nations team investigating atrocity crimes committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) expresses support for […]

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Interview with a Justice Rapid Response expert Nita Gojani

Nita Gojani is a transitional justice expert who has worked on designing and implementing reparations programs for conflict-related sexual violence in Kosovo and Croatia. For nearly ten years she has […]

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Reparations for wartime sexual violence in Iraq to include all survivors

Addressing the C4JR-UNAMI conference, Deputy Special Representative of UNAMI Alice Walpole said that upcoming reparation legislation should “be expanded to include all survivors of conflict related sexual violence in Iraq”.She further added that […]

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Yazidi MP Saib Khidir at the C4JR-UNAMI Conference made a case for swift enactment of the Yazidi Women Survivors Bill.

MP Khidir underlined the importance of legislating to assist survivors with all the key issues such as access to education, legal documents, missing relatives etc., but cautioned against unrealistic expectations […]

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UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Commends the Work of the C4JR in Iraq

UN Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide Ms. Alice Wairimu Nderitu in her keynote speech delivered on December 9th 2020 at the UN event to mark the International Day to Commemorate the Victims […]

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Yazidi survivor speaks out on behalf of all survivors of ISIS atrocities: “We managed to escape from ISIS and have decided not to lose hope. Now we are demanding our rights.”

Human rights activist and a founding member of the newly established Yazidi Survivors Network Zinah Khallat Sulaiman delivered a powerful speech at the C4JR-UNAMI Conference that took place on December 8 2020. Read […]

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Virtual conference signals the way forward for wartime sexual violence reparations in Iraq

On December 8th 2020 C4JR and UNAMI arranged a virtual conference REPARATIONS FOR SURVIVORS OF CONFLICT RELATED SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN IRAQ — THE WAY FORWARD.This event brought together diverse stakeholders […]

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C4JR delegation presented C4JR Draft Law on Reparations for CRSV Survivors at the Iraqi Parliament

Efforts by Iraqi decision makers to pass the legislation ensuring reparations for survivors of conflict related sexual violence are well underway. 27 Iraqi civil society organizations allied into a Coalition […]

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C4JR is welcoming Christian Aid Program Northern Iraq (CAPNI) as the 27th member of the Coalition
C4JR is welcoming Christian Aid Program Northern Iraq (CAPNI) as the 27th member of the Coalition

C4JR is pleased to announce that Christian Aid Program Northern Iraq (CAPNI), Christian value-based NGO from Dohuk, became the 27th member of the Coalition. CAPNI´s accession strengthens C4JR´s claim to […]

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US Holocaust Memorial Museum: Third Briefing on Islamic State Atrocities in Northern Iraq

Reparations for victims and survivors of crimes committed byIslamic State in northern Iraq between 2014 and 2017 Over six years have passed since the self-described Islamic State’s (IS) assault on […]

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Promoting the rights of victims of ISIS: a first meeting between Iraqi and Syrian NGOs

On 18 August 2020, Fight for Humanity, in collaboration with the Coalition for Just Reparations (C4JR) organized an online meeting on the rights of victims of the Islamic State of […]

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“Help us leave a better, safer, and just world to future generations” ~ Nadia Murad
Nadia’s Initiative joins C4JR

C4JR welcomes Nadia’s Initiative to the alliance. As the 26th member of the coalition Nadia’s Initiative will work alongside other member organizations to seek reparative justice for civilian victims of […]

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Geneva based NGO Fight for Humanity provides support to the C4JR Daft Law on Reparations for Survivors of Conflict Related Sexual Violence Committed During the ISIS Conflict in Iraq.

Geneva, 16 September 2020 Through this letter we would like to bring our support to the draft law on reparations of survivors of conflict related sexual violence committed during the […]

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C4JR-UNAMI exchange meeting: protecting the right of the survivors will be our priority

On 25th of August, C4JR held an exchange meeting with UNAMI about exploring avenues for cooperation and promoting rights of survivors of CRSV, also to introduce the C4JR draft law […]

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C4JR media release: Consultations with Yazidi Women Survivors: a step forward in designing adequate reparations

C4JR welcomes the timely efforts of the Commission for Investigation & Gathering Evidence (CIGE)for conducting the research “Consultations for Reparations: Enhancing Victims Participation towards the development of a Comprehensive Reparation […]

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C4JR Working Group on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence and Women’s Rights is up and running

C4JR launched a working group to facilitate activities of the Coalition in the field of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) and women’s rights: C4JR-CRSV-WG. The working group assumed work on developing […]

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Commemorate International Day for Victims of Acts of Violence Based Religion
Statement on Iraq to Commemorate International Day for Victims of Acts of Violence Based Religion

Joint NGO Statement on Iraq to Commemorate International Day for Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief On this day set aside to commemorate victims of acts […]

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SURVIVORS OF ISIS SEXUAL VIOLENCE CONTINUE TO WAIT ON LEGISLATION, SAY NGO GROUPS

SULAIMANI — The Coalition for Just Reparations (C4JR) said in a press release on Monday (July 13) that legislative progress is needed on the Ezidi Female Survivors’ Law that was […]

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Statement of Jiyan Foundation
THE YAZIDIS MUST BE AIDED IN RETURNING TO THEIR LANDS

Statement by the Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights, C4JR member organization The Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights extends its condolences to the Yazidi communities on the occasion of remembering Yazidi […]

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Free Yezidi Foundation Statement
SIX-YEAR COMMEMORATION OF THE ISIS GENOCIDE AGAINST YEZIDIS

Statement by the Free Yezidi Foundation, C4JR member organization Once again, on 3 August, the Yezidi community gathers to mourn those we have lost, remember those who are still missing, […]

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C4JR Members Agree on Strategic Action Plan

On July 22nd and 23rd 2020 the Coalition for Just Reparations (C4JR) held a virtual strategic meeting to develop a C4JR two years strategy and action plan. Supported by GIZ […]

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MEDIA RELEASE, IRAQ

Survivors and their families cannot wait any longerDraft Law on Reparations for Survivors of Conflict Related Sexual Violence Committed During the ISIS Conflict in Iraq More than a year has […]

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The Sixth Annual Commemoration of the Yazidi Genocide
THE SIXTH ANNUAL COMMEMORATION OF THE YAZIDI GENOCIDE

Joint Statement by the C4JR member organization Yazda and Amal Clooney On the sixth anniversary of the ISIS attack that began the Yazidi genocide in northern Iraq, we urge the […]

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25 IRAQI GRASSROOT NGOS AGREE ON CORE DOCUMENTS OF THE PROSPECTIVE ALLIANCE ON OCTOBER 6TH, 2019.
25 IRAQI GRASSROOT NGOS AGREE ON CORE DOCUMENTS OF THE PROSPECTIVE ALLIANCE

Position Paper on Reparations (specifies core common principles on reparations in Iraq that will serve as one of the blueprints against which forthcoming state efforts to provide reparations to victims […]

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COALITION FOR JUST REPARATIONS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED ON NOVEMBER 6TH, 2019.
COALITION FOR JUST REPARATIONS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

Twenty five Iraqi Organizations joined forces and formed the Coalition for Just Reparations. C4JR´s founding members are: ASUDA, Better World Organization, Bishkoreen, Civil Development Organization, Emma organization, Ghasin Al-Zaiton organization […]

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INFORMATIVE EVENTS FOR CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS ON FORMING AN ALLIANCE OF IRAQI NGOS UPHOLDING VICTIMS' RIGHTS IN IRAQ HELD IN DUHOK, ERBIL AND SULAYMANIYAH ON 25, 26 AND 27TH JUNE, 2019
INFORMATIVE EVENTS FOR CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS ON FORMING AN ALLIANCE OF IRAQI NGOS UPHOLDING VICTIMS’ RIGHTS IN IRAQ

Informative events for civil society organizations on forming an alliance of Iraqi NGOs upholding victims’ rights in Iraq held in Duhok, Erbil and Sulaymaniyah on 25, 26 and 27th June […]

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C4JR’s Key Recommendations on Implementing Regulations of the Yazidi [Female] Survivors Law

C4JR’s Key Recommendations on Implementing Regulations of the Yazidi [Female] Survivors Law On March 1, 2021, the Iraqi Council of Representatives passed the Yazidi [Female] Survivors Law (YSL). This law […]

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C4JR Open Letter to UN Special Adviser on Genocide Prevention

C4JR Open Letter to UN Special Adviser on Genocide Prevention highlights importance of reparations for atrocity crimes against civilians committed by ISIL/Da’esh ahead of International Day to Commemorate Victims of […]

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