Ocampo Meets with the Yazidis and Yazda in Iraq

Yazda is Recognized as a Top 10 Social Good Organization Yazda is an organization born from tragedy. After ISIS systematically attacked, enslaved, raped, and murdered the Yazidi people in northern Iraq beginning in 2014—in what now has been called a genocide by the United Nations, the European parliament, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry—a […]

Yazidi genocide

Documenting the Yazidi Genocide An organization dedicated to bringing a case of genocide against the Islamic State to the International Criminal Court (ICC) has launched an appeal for evidence of the Yazidi genocide and crimes committed against the Yazidi population. “It is urgent that the Yazidi community works together in seeking justice. We are much […]

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Yazidi women share stories of captivity, torture and daring escape Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown recalls a moving trip to Kurdistan, where she helped record testimony from Yazidi women who had been held captive by the Islamic militants. Article Excerpt After the testimonies, several of the women we had interviewed approached me, put their hands on my […]

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The security relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia took an ominous turn for the worse last October when Congress began exercising new oversight powers for “the first time” to track U.S. arms shipments to the Kingdom. These new powers were granted by the Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2014, which amended the Arms Export […]

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Members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority on Thursday urged the International Criminal Court to investigate accusations of atrocities committed by militants of the Islamic State, which they said constituted genocide against their people. Murad Ismael, a member of the delegation, said the Free Yezidi Foundation and the Yazda group handed court prosecutors a report with accounts […]

Syria

I first met Luis Moreno Ocampo when he was still the first prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, where he investigated and prosecuted some of the world’s worst criminals from June 2003 until June 2012. I then saw the 2010 documentary “Prosecutor,” which depicts a year in the life of Ocampo when he controversially decided […]

Libya

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague said Wednesday that he would seek arrest warrants for three senior officials in Libya on charges of crimes against humanity, providing no names but saying that the three were “the most responsible” for the crimes committed. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the prosecutor, appeared in a briefing before […]