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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]...

Fourth C4JR YSL Newsletter

Read the latest C4JR YSL newsletter, out now! 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 fourth newsletter here, in English, Arabic,...