Yezidis in Sulaymaniyah protesting against Daesh on March 26, 2015.
@ Feriq Ferec/Anadolu Agency
A new UN report details the testimony of Yezidi survivors of ISIL atrocities in Iraq since August 2014, and states that these violations and abuses may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
10 September 2014, Baharka, IRAQ: Women displaced by recent and ongoing fighting between armed groups stand outside their tents talking at the end of a hot day. Iraq is suffering from the displacement of an estimated 1.8m people since the start of 2014, 40 percent of whom are staying in tents, collective shelters and unfinished or open-air spaces.
@ OCHA/Iason Athanasiadis
A UN report released Monday documents widespread human rights violations of an increasingly sectarian nature in Iraq, as well as a deterioration of the rule of law in large parts of the country.
Report lists a litany of serious violations of international humanitarian law and gross abuses of human rights that have been perpetrated by ISIL and associated armed groups, “with an apparent systematic and widespread character”.