Iraq: Statement on the Implementation of the Yazidi Survivors Law

Experts and Non-Governmental Organisations welcomed the adoption by Iraq of the Yazidi Survivors Law on 1 March 2021, establishing an administrative reparation programme aimed at giving effect to survivors’ right to reparation. While the law is ground-breaking in many respects, there are serious concerns regarding the recent imposition of an additional requirement for survivors to file a criminal complaint to be eligible for reparation.

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