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Yazidi genocide: landmark guilty verdict for IS jihadi could transform how atrocities are brought to justice

By Chamu Kuppuswamy, Senior lecturer and interdisciplinary researcher, School of Law, University of Hertfordshire
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The genocide verdict brought recently by a German court against an Iraqi member of Islamic State for crimes including the murder of a five-year-old Yazidi girl is a landmark decision which will clear the way for similar prosecutions. That this verdict was even possible was thanks to a detailed (and remarkably speedy) report in 2016 which established that violence against the Yazidi community in northwest Iraq had amounted…The Conversation


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