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Helping survivors of ISIS conflict in Iraq realize their right to reparations

What measures have already been taken by the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government?

What measures have already been taken by the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government?

Published:November 6, 2019

So far, only one bill has been formally proposed by the Iraqi authorities – Presidency: The Yazidi Female Survivor’s Bill.

This bill addresses the plight of Yazidi women liberated from ISIS captivity but is silent on other genocidal acts which were committed. Indeed, it does not refer to other gross human rights violations committed against Yazidi men and boys, women that were not taken captive as well as individuals belonging to many other groups that suffered under ISIS, including Turkmen, Christians, Shia and Sunni.

Kurdistan parliament passed a Resolution on Yazidi Genocide Remembrance Day on 3rd of August 2019. Although passing this resolution is commendable, no tangible assistance or reparative measures for survivors have been envisaged.