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Iraq: Yazidis

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 109170, tabled on 23 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to assist the UN inquiry on genocide against Yazidis in Iraq.

Answered on

30 October 2017

‚ÄčThere is a growing body of evidence that Daesh has committed appalling crimes against minority communities in Iraq, including Yezidis, and we are working with our international partners to ensure that those responsible are held to account. On 21 September 2017, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted the UK-drafted Daesh Accountability Resolution 2379, co-sponsored by 46 Member States, including Iraq. The resolution calls for the UN Secretary General to establish an Investigative Team to collect, preserve and store evidence of Daesh crimes, beginning in Iraq. The team will be led by a Special Adviser with a mandate to promote the need to bring Daesh to justice across the globe.