Communities at Risk: Protecting Civilians in the Fight Against the Islamic State

25 Oct 2016 0:0

By the United States Holocaust Memorical Museum

This report outlines several options that could be immediately employed to mitigate these risks, but which require a sustained and dedicated response over the medium-long term from the US and its coalition partners, including, in part:

  • Providing physical security to all people living in Ninewa, including by using forces trained in civilian protection;
  • Investing in stabilization, reconstruction, and reconciliation to address immediate risks and long-term drivers of violence;
  • Pursuing justice and accountability for the thousands of victims of Islamic State violence in northern Iraq by starting prosecutions for crimes such as murder and sexual assault;
  • Compelling the Iraqi Government and the Kurdistan Regional Authority to find a durable political solution for the disputed territory between them.

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