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UN Committee Against Torture Urges Iraq to Implement the Yazidi Survivors Law

On May 13, 2022, the UN Committee Against Torture, a body of independent experts that monitors the implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT), issued Concluding Observations for Iraq. The...

UN Human Rights Experts Call Iraq to Ensure Freedom, Justice and Reparations for Survivors of ISIL Crimes

On March 30.2022 the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC), a body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, published its findings on Iraq. HRC commended the adoption of the Yazidi Female Survivors Law...

CVT´s New Tactics in Human Rights Flags C4JR´s Work as a Success Story

A program of the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT), New Tactics in Human Rights, established to strengthen the capacity of human rights defenders by providing training on innovative strategies to advance human rights, highlighted C4JR campaign on passing and...

Ms. Sarab Elias, at the press conference event marking one year after YSL adopting

The Yazidi Survivors Law (YSL) is the first law that provides reparations and support for victims of conflict-related sexual violence in Iraq. This law offers satisfaction and financial support to survivors of ISIL atrocities. It also explicitly stipulates that the...