reports

  • 23 Oct 2014

Official general report on Northern Iraq

1. Introduction
This official general report describes the present situation in Northern Iraq insofar as is relevant in assessing asylum applications by people from (Northern) Iraq. The internal resettlement alternative for Iraqis in Northern...

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  • 23 Oct 2014

Witness to Genocide

Archaeologists and physical anthropologists exhumed 114 victims of the Kurdish genocide from a mass grave in the center of Iraq's Muthanna province. Nine other mass graves nearby remain unexcavated. (Courtesy US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis...

  • 23 Oct 2014

Whatever Happened To The Iraqi Kurds?

It has been nearly three years since the chemical bombardment of Halabja, a small town on Iraq's northeastern border with Iran in which up to 5,000 civilians, mostly women and children, died a painful and well publicized death.
Despite the...

  • 23 Oct 2014

Trial Highlights Halabja's Agony

Publisher Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Author Rebaz Mahmoud, Khabat Nawzad
Publication Date 25 February 2009
Citation / Document Symbol ICR No. 284
Cite as Institute for War and Peace Reporting, Trial Highlights Halabja's Agony, 25...

  • 23 Oct 2014

"The day we found the mass grave is vivid to me still ..."

"The day we found the mass grave is vivid to me still. We found it up near the Iranian boarder. Very quickly people came from miles and miles away. We stood and watched the family members digging up bones and clutching remains as they sat in the...

  • 23 Oct 2014

The Anfal Trial

Questions and Answers
1. What was the Anfal?

The Anfal (meaning the �the Spoils� in Arabic) was an eight-stage military campaign that resulted in the deliberate murder of at least 50,000 and possibly 100,000 Kurds. During the Anfal, Iraqi...

  • 23 Oct 2014

Appendix A The Ali Hassan Al-Majid Tapes

The following are selected remarks by Ali Hassan al-Majid, Secretary General of the Ba'ath Party's Northern Bureau, from a number of meetings with senior Ba'ath officials in 1988 and 1989. Audiotapes of more than a dozen of these meetings were...

  • 23 Oct 2014

Saddam Hussein's Anfal Against the Kurds Was Genocide

Statement by Genocide Watch

The Anfal campaign of the Saddam Hussein regime in the 1980's was unquestionably a genocide as defined by the International Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, also known as the...

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  • 23 Oct 2014

Iraq executes 'Chemical Ali'

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Publication Date 25 January 2010
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Iraq executes 'Chemical Ali', 25 January 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4b66e3caa.html [accessed 27 July 2013]...

  • 23 Oct 2014

Q & A: The Anfal Trial

1. What was the Anfal?

The Anfal (meaning the “the Spoils” in Arabic) was an eight-stage military campaign that resulted in the deliberate murder of at least 50,000 and possibly 100,000 Kurds. During the Anfal, Iraqi forces used chemical...

  • 23 Oct 2014

Prosecute Iraq's "Chemical Ali"

HRW
Saddam Hussein Aide Accused of Atrocities Against Kurds
January 17, 2003



Al-Majid is Saddam Hussein's hatchet man. He has been involved in some of Iraq's worst crimes -- including genocide and crimes against humanity. Bringing him to...

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  • 23 Oct 2014

A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America

I was stunned this week to see how little coverage a major story out of Iraq received in the world’s newpapers and online media. I know many people are tired of reading about Iraq and the horrors visited upon its people, but I think we all need to...