ISIL: Nationals of ICC states parties committing genocide and other crimes against the Yazidis

Kind of Resource: 
Report / Policy Brief


This is a report that was submitted by Yazda and the Free Yezidi Foundation Supported by the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq on September 2015.


Yazda (Yazda) and the Free Yezidi Foundation (FYF) with the support of Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq (KRG), requested that the Prosecutor of the ICC to formally commence a preliminary examination on the alleged crimes of genocide1, sexual slavery2 and other crimes committed by nationals of states parties to the Rome Statute acting as members of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)3 against the Yazidis (also referred to as Yezidi/s or Ezidi/s). In their report, they stated that the crimes have been committed in a confined territory: the Sinjar district and Nineveh Plains of Northern Iraq since the August 2014.