Statements of Support 2015-2016

2015 and 2016 Statements of governments, politicians and religious and humanitarian NGO’s 

SUPPORTING SELF-DETERMINATION OF IRAQ’S ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS MINORITIES

The Resolution H.Con.Res.152 is pending before the U.S. House of Representatives. H.Con.Res.152 expresses the sense that the U.S. and the international community should support the Republic of Iraq and its people to recognize a province in the Nineveh Plain region, consistent with lawful expressions of self-determination by its indigenous peoples.

The Philos Project, which promotes positive Christian engagement in the Middle East, is a supporter of H.Con.Res.152 and describes the overall efforts and related issues on its website at https://philosproject.org/nineveh-plain-frequently-asked-questions/.

DECLARING THE GENOCIDES

Kerry determines IS group committing genocide in Iraq, Syria. By Matthew Lee. Associated Press. March 17, 2016.

House passes resolution condemning IS atrocities as genocide. By Matthew Lee and Richard Lardner. Associated Press. March 14, 2016.

Joint Motion for Resolution of the European Union adopted on February 3, 2016 (See paragraph numbered 2).

Resolution 2091 of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted on January 27, 2016, declaring that so-called-ISIS is committing genocide.

Resolution of Council of Ministers of the Republic of Iraq adopted on November 19, 2014. Click here for the original in Arabic. Click here for English translation.

October 2015 to March 2016. Petitioning the U.N. and the international community.

30 September 2015. “Settlement of Conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa and countering terrorist threat in the Region” delivered by H.E. Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See

17 May 2015 Letter to the Assyrian Community from Chair of the Board of the Silicon Valley Interreglious Council and Executive Directors of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa county, Interfaith Center at the Presidio, Marin Interfaith Council and San Francisco Interfaith Council

17 May 2015 Letter to the Assyrian Community from the Board of Rabbis of Northern California

5 May 2015 National Democratic Party of Canada statement on atrocities against the Yezidi community in Iraq

8 April 2015 Armenia’s Parliament Calls for an End to Persecution of Yezidis by the Islamic State

8 April 2015 Armenian Parliament Factions Condemn Violence Against Iraqi Yazidis

April 2015 Western Diocese of the Armenian Church

April 2015 AASA Press Statement 4.2015

15 April 2015 Hindu American Foundation

15 April 2015 Rabbi Doug Kahn Jewish Community Relations Council in Support of the Yezidis

13 April 2015 JIMENA letter of support to YI

April 2015 StandWithUs April 2015

18 November 2014. Republic of Iraq Genocide Declaration by Council of Ministers. Click here for Arabic original.      Click here for English translation.

March 2015 March 2015 Board of Rabbis letter in support of the Yezidis

10 March 2015 European Parliament resolution on the recent attacks and abductions by Daesh in the Middle East, notably of Assyrians

September 2014 Israeli Committee for the Help of the Yezidis of the The Combat Genocide Association