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    Counting Mass Atrocity: A Demographic Documentation of ISIS’s Attack on the Yazidi Village of Kocho

Counting Mass Atrocity: A Demographic Documentation of ISIS’s Attack on the Yazidi Village of Kocho

by Valeria Cetorelli & Sareta Ashraph

On 3 August 2014, the armed group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS), attacked the Yazidi community of Sinjar, in northwest Iraq. Within days of the attack, reports emerged of men and boys being executed; of women and girls, some as young as nine, being kidnapped, sold, sexually enslaved, beaten, and forced […]

Minorities, Displacement, and Citizenship in Northern Iraq

by Dylan O’Driscoll and Irene Costantini

Internal displacement has received growing attention as a significant phenomenon that demonstrates the protracted nature of contemporary conflict. In addition to being a consequence and a potential driver of conflict, internal displacement strongly affects the construct of the state, particularly with regards to citizenship. IDPs do not cross international borders and thus their citizenship […]

July 3rd, 2019|Featured, Iraq|0 Comments|
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    Community-Level Stigma Faced by Female Yazidi and Shi’a Turkmen Survivors of CRSV in Iraq

Community-Level Stigma Faced by Female Yazidi and Shi’a Turkmen Survivors of CRSV in Iraq

by Güley Bor

‘For many survivors, fear of rape is swiftly followed by fear of rejection, with communities being more likely to punish the victim than the perpetrator. In addition to the debilitating physical and psychological trauma, the stigma that follows in the wake of rape can have lasting, potentially lethal, repercussions, including: “honour killings”, suicide, diseases, HIV and sexually […]

June 19th, 2019|Featured, Iraq|1 Comment|
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    Basra’s Political Marketplace: Understanding Government Failure after the Protests

Basra’s Political Marketplace: Understanding Government Failure after the Protests

by Zmkan Ali Saleem & Mac Skelton

The following article was originally published as a policy brief of the Institute of Regional & International Studies (IRIS) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Syria/Iraq Office. Click here to view the full brief.

Introduction

To date, the policy discussion on Basra has revolved around whether or not the newly appointed central government under Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi’s leadership […]

April 29th, 2019|Featured, Iraq, Research|1 Comment|
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    Iraq’s Reparation Bill for Yazidi Female Survivors: More Progress Needed

Iraq’s Reparation Bill for Yazidi Female Survivors: More Progress Needed

by Güley Bor

Introduction

Iraqi President Barham Salih announced on 7 April 2019 a bill to the Iraqi parliament for review and adoption, entitled “Yazidi Female Survivors’ Law”. The ground-breaking bill sets forth a number of reparation measures for female Yazidi survivors of captivity, which is the first attempt by the Iraqi government to redress the harm suffered by its ethno-religious […]

April 26th, 2019|Featured, Iraq|0 Comments|

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