Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is listed for the recruitment and use of children, killing and maiming, rape and other forms of sexual violence, abductions, and attacks on schools and hospitals. In April, the Council will receive the Secretary-General’s (SG) progress report on UNAMI pursuant to SCR 2299 (2016). In his latest report (S/2017/75, para. 31), the SG noted calls by the co-chairs of the Country Task Force on Children and Armed Conflict (CTFMR), UNAMI, and UNICEF for the Government to activate the inter-ministerial committee on grave violations of the rights of children. In December 2016, in northern Iraq, Human Right Watch reported that armed groups affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) abducted and recruited children to fight against ISIL, citing 29 cases between 2014 and 2016. The Security Council should:
United States is the lead country on Iraq.
This information is based on Watchlist’s Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update: April 2017.
|Al-Qaida in Iraq (AQ-I)*||a, b||a||a||a, b, d||a, b, d||a,b,d|
|Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)*||a, b||a, b, d||a, b, d||a,b,d||a,b,c,d||a,b,c,d,e|
a: Parties that recruit and use children
b: Parties that kill and maim children
c: Parties that commit rape and other forms of sexual violence against children
d: Parties that engage in attacks on schools and/or hospitals
e: Parties that engage in abduction of children
f: Parties that deny humanitarian access to children
~ This party has concluded an action plan with the United Nations in line with Security Council resolutions 1539 (2004) and 1612 (2005).
* This party has been in the annexes for at least five years and is therefore considered a persistent perpetrator.