Thursday, 12 November 2015

Iraqi Minorities in Peril

Some points made by Naomi Kikoler at the live debate "Iraqi Minorities in Peril", which took place on the 9/11/2015 at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 

Naomi stressed the need to document the crimes of ISIS/ISIL, the need to address the involvement of Western fighters within the Iraq Crisis and their role in the ethnic cleansing of Iraqi minorities, with the view of prosecuting perpetrators for war crimes, in the International Criminal Court. 

Naomi also highlighted that a post-ISIL Iraq, should give more focus to religious freedom, quality education, tighter laws to prevent hate speech, along with a greater Government emphasis, on addressing both economic and social inequalities across Iraq as a whole. 

"...We must hold perpertrators responsible, tackle hate speech and improve education to establish a plural and diverse society of the future."

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