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NEWS STORY : Government Formally Acknowledges Act of Genocide Committed by Daesh Against Yazidis


The Government has formally acknowledged acts of genocide which were committed by Daesh against the Yazidis in 2014. The decision follows the judgement of a German court where a former Daesh fighter was found guilty of acts of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Lord Ahmed, the Minister for the Middle East, said in a statement:

“The Yazidi population suffered immensely at the hands of Daesh nine years ago and the repercussions are still felt to this day. Justice and accountability are key for those whose lives have been devastated. Today we have made the historic acknowledgement that acts of genocide were committed against the Yazidi people. This determination only strengthens our commitment to ensuring that they receive the compensation owed to them and are able to access meaningful justice.”


Government Press Release