The Report

On 6 July 2022, YJC will publish the findings and conclusions of its two-year long investigation in a report entitled “State Responsibility and the Genocide of the Yazidis” (Report). The Report will be published at a side event to the International Ministerial Conference on Freedom of Religion and Belief hosted by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office between 5-6 July in London.

In the forthcoming Report, YJC based its findings on publicly available reports, findings and decisions extensively documented by independent investigative efforts conducted under the auspices of the United Nations and corroborated by reputable international human rights organisations and other credible sources. The Report utilises all publicly available evidence to substantiate its analysis, identifying relevant methodology behind the evidence sources, to make factual and legal findings. The Report’s preliminary findings are likely to be further, and possibly significantly, substantiated by large repositories of evidence held privately and confidentially by States and international organisations such as organs of the United Nations. 

 The YJC’s Research Committee have been meticulously assessing whether the crimes committed against the Yazidis, predominantly by ISIS, could constitute genocide and if so, whether certain States are or were, on the facts, responsible for failing to discharge their obligations under the Genocide Convention to prohibit, prevent and prosecute the crime. 

The publication of the Report will take place at 14:00-16:00 UK in the House of Lords and a live stream (Zoom) will be available. Please RSVP here. The launch of the Report is co-sponsored by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity and the APPG on the Yazidis.

Holy Yazidi Temple in Northern Sinjar

Holy Yazidi Temple in Southern Sinjar destroyed by ISIS

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