MESOP : REPORT: Islamic State Likely Committed Genocide

19 March 2015 – GENEVA / MESOP – The UN human rights office released (UN Human Rights) a report on Thursday saying that the self-declared Islamic State may have committed genocide and war crimes against the Iraqi minority Yazidi community. The report urges Iraq to join the International Criminal Court in order to prosecute the militant group and calls on the UN Security Council to consider referring the case to the ICC.