ISIS Yazidi Genocide Finding Prompts Calls for Urgent UN Action


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Patrick Goodenough – June 17, 2016

( – U.N. investigators declared Thursday that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) is carrying out genocide against the Yazidi minority, prompting rights advocates to urge the world body’s organs to act urgently in response to that finding.

Investigators in Geneva issued a report, based on interviews with survivors, religious leaders and others, and “extensive documentary material,” which concluded that ISIS’ campaign against Yazidis meets the definition of genocide as laid out in the 1948 Genocide Convention.