The Kurdistan Regional Government has officially filed documents at the International Criminal Court, calling for the recognition and prosecution of those responsible for the genocide of the Yazidi people.
The Kurdistan Region’s Foreign Relations Department sent over 40 documents to the ICC with Judge Aiman Mustaffa, head of investigation and witnesses stating,
“We have strong evidence in hand which will help recognize the Shingal (Sinjar) case as genocide.”
Thousands of Yazidis were killed at Sinjar in 2014, after an assault by Islamic State militants.
Former ICC chief prosecutor calls for recognition of Yazidi genocide (02 September 2015)