Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, flee violence from Islamic State (IS) militants in the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq in August 2014.

U.S. State Department Recognizes Genocide Against Yazidis, Christians, Shi’is

  At Yazda, we are thrilled that today John Kerry recognized the crimes against Yazidis and others as genocide. Here is the entire speech in full, taken from the State Department website. Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC March 17, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. In 2014, the terrorist … Continue reading “U.S. State Department Recognizes Genocide Against Yazidis, Christians, Shi’is”

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Nadia: A 20 year old young woman, once enslaved by ISIS, speaks at UN Geneva

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Report: 16,000 Yazidi Refugees in Turkey and Syria Seek Legal Admission to Third Countries via Refugees Resettlement Programs

Over the past 15 months, Yazidis faced the most devastating attacks of the 21st century on the hands of terrorists of the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). ISIL targeted Yazidis last year with the intent of extermination. Campaign on Yazidis, one of the most ancient people of the region, resulted in enslavement of 5 to 7 thousands Yazidis, mostly … Continue reading “Report: 16,000 Yazidi Refugees in Turkey and Syria Seek Legal Admission to Third Countries via Refugees Resettlement Programs”

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Yazidis urge ICC to investigate IS atrocities

.yourmiddleeast.com | AFP   HUMAN RIGHTS Iraq’s Yazidi minority — the target of brutal attacks from the Islamic State group — urged the International Criminal Court Thursday to launch probes into the militants for genocide and sexual slavery. Two Yazidi groups handed over documents to the court which show “that ISIS has systematically committed atrocities amounting to … Continue reading “Yazidis urge ICC to investigate IS atrocities”

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Hague: Daesh pursue genocidal agenda, argue Yazidis to court

thenational.scot (photo ICC lawyer Fatou Bensouda) ADVOCATES for the Yazidi people of northern Iraq, who have been targeted by Daesh because they are not Muslims, urged the International Criminal Court yesterday to investigate their persecution as a potential case of genocide. In a meeting with ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, two Yazidi groups submitted a report … Continue reading “Hague: Daesh pursue genocidal agenda, argue Yazidis to court”

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ICC and ISIL atrocities

hurriyetdailynews.com | THE HAGUE – Agence France-Presse Yazidi Kurdish women hold posters during a protest against the ISIL’s invasion on Sinjar city one year ago, in Dohuk, northern Iraq, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. AP Photo Iraq’s Yazidi minority — the target of brutal attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) — on Sept.24 … Continue reading “ICC and ISIL atrocities”

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Yazidis: Urging ICC to open probe into ISIS atrocities

dailystar.com Agence France Presse  THE HAGUE: Iraq’s Yazidi minority — the target of brutal attacks from ISIS — urged the International Criminal Court Thursday to launch probes into the militants for genocide and sexual slavery. Two Yazidi groups handed over documents to the court which show “that ISIS has systematically committed atrocities amounting to genocide … Continue reading “Yazidis: Urging ICC to open probe into ISIS atrocities”

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Persecuted by Daesh, Yazidis turn to ICC for justice

gulfnews.com The Hague: Advocates for the Yazidi people of northern Iraq, who have been targeted by Daesh because they are not Muslims, urged the International Criminal Court on Thursday to investigate their persecution as a potential case of genocide. In a meeting with ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, two Yazidi groups submitted a report detailing atrocities … Continue reading “Persecuted by Daesh, Yazidis turn to ICC for justice”

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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, flee violence from Islamic State (IS) militants in the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq in August 2014.

Iraq’s Yazidis Tell Hague Court Islamic State Committed Genocide

rferl.org Photo: Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, flee violence from Islamic State (IS) militants in the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq in August 2014.   Iraq’s Yazidis, a minority targeted for particularly brutal treatment by the Islamic State (IS) group, have urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the militants for … Continue reading “Iraq’s Yazidis Tell Hague Court Islamic State Committed Genocide”

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Yazidis seek ICC probe into IS atrocities

timesofisrael.com Iraq’s Yazidi minority — the target of brutal attacks from the Islamic State group — urges the International Criminal Court Thursday to launch probes into the militants for genocide and sexual slavery. Two Yazidi groups hand over documents to the court which show “that ISIS has systematically committed atrocities amounting to genocide and that … Continue reading “Yazidis seek ICC probe into IS atrocities”

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Targeted by Islamic State, Iraq’s Yazidis turn to ICC for justice

theglobeandmail.com | TOBY STERLING, THE HAGUE — Reuters Advocates for the Yazidi people of northern Iraq, who have been targeted by Islamic State because they are not Muslims, urged the International Criminal Court on Thursday to investigate their persecution as a potential case of genocide. In a meeting with ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, two Yazidi groups submitted a report detailing … Continue reading “Targeted by Islamic State, Iraq’s Yazidis turn to ICC for justice”

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Yazidis: ICC to open probe into IS atrocities

uk.news.yahoo.com | By AFP | AFP – Thu, Sep 24, 2015 AFP/AFP/File – A Kurdish-speaking minority mostly based around Sinjar mountain in northern Iraq, the Yazidis are neither Arabs nor Muslims and have a unique faith which Islamic State militants consider to be …more  Iraq‘s Yazidi minority — the target of brutal attacks by the Islamic State group — on … Continue reading “Yazidis: ICC to open probe into IS atrocities”

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Yazidi Groups Plead With International Criminal Court to Prosecute ‘Genocide’ by Islamic State

news.vice.com | By Rachel Browne Activists with Yazidi rights groups are urging the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the atrocities committed by Islamic State militants against the religious minority in Iraq as acts of genocide. Members of Yazda International and Free Yazidi Foundation, backed by the Kurdish Regional Government of Iraq (KRG), met with ICC Prosecutor Fatou … Continue reading “Yazidi Groups Plead With International Criminal Court to Prosecute ‘Genocide’ by Islamic State”

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Yazidis urge ICC to open probe into IS atrocities

Dailytimes THE HAGUE – Iraq’s Yazidi minority – the target of brutal attacks from the Islamic State (IS) militant group – urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday to launch probes into the militants for genocide and slavery.   Two Yazidi groups handed over documents to the court which show “that IS has systematically … Continue reading “Yazidis urge ICC to open probe into IS atrocities”

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ISIL AT THE ICC – STILL A LONG WAY TO GO?

justicehub.org | By Niklas Jakobsson   Are we witnessing the first step towards holding commanders of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) accountable for crimes committed in the Middle East? Today representatives of the Yazidi and the minister of foreign affairs of the Kurdish Regional Government, Falah Mustafa Bakir, handed over a report … Continue reading “ISIL AT THE ICC – STILL A LONG WAY TO GO?”

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Yazidis Urge International Criminal Court to Open Probe Into Islamic State Atrocities

NDTV | File Photo: Members of the Islamic State militant group. (Associated Press) THE HAGUE:  Iraq’s Yazidi minority — the target of brutal attacks from the Islamic State group — urged the International Criminal Court today to launch probes into the militants for genocide and sexual slavery. Two Yazidi groups handed over documents to the … Continue reading “Yazidis Urge International Criminal Court to Open Probe Into Islamic State Atrocities”

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Persecuted by Islamic State, Yazidis turn to ICC for justice

Reuters| Photo: Kurdish peshmerga forces carry coffins, draped with Kurdish flags, containing the remains of Yazidis who were killed by militants of the Islamic State, during a burial ceremony at Mazar Sharaf al-Din, north of Sinjar Mountain, August 13, 2015. REUTERS/ARI JALAL Advocates for the Yazidi people of northern Iraq, who have been targeted by … Continue reading “Persecuted by Islamic State, Yazidis turn to ICC for justice”

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Isis escape: One Yazidi woman’s horrific ordeal and miraculous rescue from the hands of one of the caliphate’s most-feared leaders

independent.co.uk | BY JAMES HARKIN   Saturday 19 September 2015 Jalila was the personal property of Abu Sayyaf. Now she lives in hiding, but James Harkin tracked her down in a remote part of northern Iraq to find out about her life of slavery and beatings that only ended when the Black Hawk helicopters swooped Standing alone … Continue reading “Isis escape: One Yazidi woman’s horrific ordeal and miraculous rescue from the hands of one of the caliphate’s most-feared leaders”

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“Plights of the Yazidis” CNN’s interview with Yazda member Matthew Barber

Click below to view the complete interview from CNN.com Click: Plights of the Yazidis

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Worldview: A shocking silence on ISIS’s sex slavery

philly.com | Trudy Rubin (photo: Kayla Mueller, a U.S. aid worker, was captured in Syria in 2013 and reportedly subjected to months of rape before her death. JO. L. KEENER / Daily Courier)   One of the most heinous of the endless war crimes of the Islamic State has been the systematic rape of thousands of young … Continue reading “Worldview: A shocking silence on ISIS’s sex slavery”

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FMR. ICC PROSECUTOR SUPPORTS EFFORTS TO CALL YAZIDI MASSACRE GENOCIDE

NRTTV | SULAIMANI – A former Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) said he would support efforts by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in recognizing the 2014 Islamic State (IS) massacre of Yazidis as genocide. KRG Prime minister Nechirvan Barzani met with Luis Moreno Ocampo and a delegation of officials from humanitarian organizations on … Continue reading “FMR. ICC PROSECUTOR SUPPORTS EFFORTS TO CALL YAZIDI MASSACRE GENOCIDE”

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Masrour Barzani: Reshaping of Middle East Important

Hawlertimes | By Hawler Times Masrour Barzani asked a senior legal delegation to work on the recognition of the Yezidi genocide. The Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region’s Security Council Masrour Barzani received Luis Moreno Ocampo, the first Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, and his accompanying delegation on Sunday. The visiting delegation explained the purpose of their … Continue reading “Masrour Barzani: Reshaping of Middle East Important”

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Prime Minister Barzani and former ICC Chief Prosecutor discuss efforts for genocide recognition of Yezidi case

cabinet.gov.krd   Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Region Prime Minster, Nechirvan Barzani, yesterday received the former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, ICC, Mr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo and his accompanying delegation. The two sides discussed the situation of the victims of terrorist attacks, particularly the Yazidi Kurds who last year were subject to … Continue reading “Prime Minister Barzani and former ICC Chief Prosecutor discuss efforts for genocide recognition of Yezidi case”

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Former ICC prosecutor recognizes Yezidi genocide

Rudaw | By Campbell MacDiarmid (Luis Moreno-Ocampo. Photo: AFP.)   LALISH, Iraqi Kurdistan – The former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has proposed a new legal argument which could allow the court to investigate ISIS war crimes against the Yezidis, despite Iraq not being a member state of the court. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, an … Continue reading “Former ICC prosecutor recognizes Yezidi genocide”

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