Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) are listed for recruitment and use of children. ISIL is also listed for killing and maiming, rape and other forms of sexual violence, abductions, and attacks on schools and/or hospitals. In January, the Secretary-General (SG) will report on UNAMI’s progress pursuant to SCR 2367 (2017). In December, the SG’s Special Representatives for Sexual Violence in Conflict and Children and Armed Conflict (CAC) delivered a joint statement regarding proposed amendments to the Iraqi Personal Status Law that do not explicitly set the minimum age of marriage to 18, in violation of commitments under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The amendments bear significant impact on preventing and punishing conflict-related sexual violence against children. Council Members should:
United States is the lead country on Iraq.
This information is based on Watchlist’s Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update: January 2018
|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,b,c,d,e|
|Popular mobilization forces||a|
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.