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Human Rights in Iraq: The UN recognition of ISIS crimes allows the government to request compensation

The Commission for Human Rights in Iraq announced today, Wednesday, that the UN recognition of crimes of "ISIS" against Iraqis allows the government to request international compensation for victims of these gangs, especially the crimes of genocide and war.

A member of the Commission for Human Rights, Fadhel Al-Gharawi, said in a statement carried by Alsumaria News, that the Iraqi government represented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs must submit a request to the Security Council to issue a resolution annexed to Resolution (2379) that includes international compensation for victims of "ISIS" terrorist gangs, especially genocide and war crimes. Based on the UN recognition that was confirmed through the briefing provided by the head of the UN investigation team.

Al-Gharawi called on the government and all Iraqi state institutions to launch an intense campaign at the national and international levels to introduce the brutal crimes committed by the terrorist "ISIS" in Iraq through international exhibitions, documentaries, seminars and media campaigns, and to host survivors of these crimes in international forums to present their testimonies, especially in the United Nations and the Council. Human Rights in Geneva and the European Union.

With regard to national jurisdiction in prosecuting ISIS terrorist gangs for the crimes of genocide and war crimes they committed according to Security Council Resolution (2379) of 2017, Al-Gharawi added that Iraq has not yet joined the International Criminal Court, and there is no text in its penal laws related to international crimes. And that the decisions issued by the courts were in accordance with the anti-terrorism law exclusively.

He added that what is required, for the purpose of activating the prosecution and redressing the victims, is for Parliament to speed up the vote on the bill establishing a court to hold ISIS terrorist gangs accountable in Iraq for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, which would give the Iraqi judiciary authority to consider these crimes of an international character committed in Iraq and the prosecution of ISIS terrorists and their international prosecution. The law also stops the international jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, as it will complement the Iraqi national judiciary.