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C4JR Submission for the Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture: April 2024

Identifying, documenting, investigating and prosecuting crimes of sexual torture committed during war and armed conflicts, and rehabilitation for victims and survivors.

C4JR online event on the ending of UNITAD’s mandate

C4JR’s online discussion to provide an overview of the UNITAD wind-down in Iraq, share reflections on the recent UNITAD road-map report and broader ending of the mandate, and discuss concerns and recommendations.

More Than Ink on Paper Podcast with Sherizaan Minwalla: English Transcript

C4JR’s Alannah Travers speaks with the human rights lawyer Sherizaan Minwalla about her efforts to advocate for ethical engagement and the protection of survivors’ rights in media reporting and legal processes.

Fifth C4JR YSL Newsletter 

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 fifth newsletter now, in English, Arabic, and Kurdish...

C4JR Publishes New Report: Iraqi Civil Society and Survivor Networks Position on the Request of Iraq to Terminate UNITAD’s Mandate in September 2024

BAGHDAD/LONDON — The Coalition for Just Reparations (C4JR), an alliance of Iraqi NGOs calling for comprehensive reparations for survivors of atrocity crimes perpetrated during the ISIL conflict in Iraq, today releases its latest report, "Iraqi Civil Society and...

Survivors’ Council demands justice stipulated in the Yazidi Survivors Law, following televised interview with former ISIL leader’s wife

BAGHDAD — Members of the Survivors’ Council within the Coalition for Just Reparations (C4JR), an alliance of Iraqi NGOs calling for comprehensive reparations for survivors of atrocity crimes perpetrated during the ISIL conflict in Iraq, demand that all who contributed...

​​More than “Ink on Paper”: Taking Stock Three Years After the Adoption of the Yazidi [Female] Survivors Law

ERBIL/BERLIN/LONDON — March 1, 2024, marks three years since Iraq’s parliament passed the Yazidi [Female] Survivors Law (YSL). On the third anniversary, the Coalition for Just Reparations (C4JR) is proud to share our comprehensive report evaluating the current stage...

More Than Ink on Paper Podcast with Saib Khidir: English Transcript

Implementing the Yazidi Survivors Law: Listen to C4JR in conversation with Saib Khidir here, in Arabic. This episode is also available on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6yhvb9dZ5ZlsY3jdstcrNn https://c4jr.org/podcast Episode Description: Mr. Saib Khidir is an...

C4JR Civil Society Statement on an International Day of Reflection for All Victims and Survivors of the Genocide by Da’esh

Our statement urging the Government of Iraq to Pursue a United Nations General Assembly Resolution designating August 3 as the International Day of Reflection for All Victims and Survivors of the Genocide by Da’esh, published February 15, 2024. ERBIL/LONDON — Members...

International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers 2024

On today's International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, members of the Coalition for Just Reparations (C4JR) are reminded of the need to protect the children caught in the crossfires of war, even after the conflicts end. As campaigners across the world raise...

UN Secretary-General Marks the Way Forward Towards Utilizing Evidence of ISIL Crimes in Iraq

ERBIL — The Coalition for Just Reparations (C4JR), an alliance of Iraqi NGOs calling for comprehensive reparations for survivors of atrocity crimes perpetrated during the ISIL conflict in Iraq, welcomes the UN Secretary General (UNSG) Report on the implementation of...

More Than Ink on Paper Podcast with IOM’s Sandra Orlovic: English Transcript

Implementing the Yazidi Survivors Law: Listen to C4JR in conversation with IOM Iraq's Sandra Orlovic here. Episode Description: When one thinks of the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM), they might consider issues of migration management, migrant...

Tapping into the Transformative Potential of Reparations for Conflict-related Sexual Violence in Iraq: C4JR joint event in Erbil during 16 Days of Activism

ERBIL — Held on the fifth day of the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, November 29, 2023, the Coalition for Just Reparations (C4JR) was proud to co-host an event on the transformative potential of the Yazidi Survivors Law (YSL) in shaping responses to...

As UNITAD winds-down, a proposed Amnesty Law in Iraq prompts hopes – and fear

Alannah Travers In Iraq the struggle to balance security with justice and reconciliation must include survivors. Since it was established in 2017, the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD) has assisted...

Yazidis protest outside German parliament against threatened deportations

Alannah Travers In Berlin, protesters are calling against the forced deportation of Yazidis in Germany. In January of this year, the German Bundestag voted unanimously on a motion to recognise the Yazidi genocide, which rightly recognised the crimes perpetrated...

Third C4JR YSL Newsletter

Coalition for Just Reparations, with the support of IOM-Iraq, is publishing regular newsletters on the Yazidi Survivors Law (YSL) in three languages: Arabic, English, and Kurdish (Kurmanji and Sorani). The YSL is a seminal transitional justice framework to...

C4JR’s advocacy group enhance their collective capabilities in a three-day training workshop

As part of its mission to see survivors of the ISIL conflict in Iraq realise their right to reparations, the Coalition for Just Reparations (C4JR) earlier this week concluded an intensive three-day training workshop (from September 24 to 26) in the city of Duhok for...

Second C4JR YSL Newsletter

The Coalition for Just Reparations, with the support of IOM-Iraq, is publishing regular newsletters on the Yazidi Survivors Law in three languages: Arabic, English, and Kurdish.

C4JR bids farewell to a prominent member of our Survivors Council

Hala Safeel, a prominent member of the C4JR Survivors Council, has left Iraq for Australia after being accepted into the Australian resettlement program for ISIL survivors and their families. The 27-year-old Yazidi survivor and activist had lived in an IDP camp in...

Farida Khalaf, President of Farida Global Organization: Statement

Farida Khalaf is a survivor, human rights activist, co-author of “the Girl who Beat ISIS,” and President of Farida Global Organization. Here is her longer statement, a shortened extract of which features in the second C4JR YSL Newsletter. "The Yazidi [Female]...

Victims of Iraq in Speicher-1700 NGO is a non-governmental organization in Iraq, founded in 2016 by families of the victims of the Speicher massacre. The organization serves as the official spokesperson for the victims and is authorized by 60% of the families. It...
Fifth C4JR YSL Newsletter 

Fifth C4JR YSL Newsletter 

The Coalition for Just Reparations (C4JR), with the support of IOM Iraq, is publishing regular newsletters on the...