Amal Clooney AP
Human rights attorney and activist Amal Clooney is calling on the United Nations to protect genocide victims in Iraq.
In a speech to the UN, she warned that the situation risks becoming another Rwanda unless the member states take action against ISIS.
Six months ago, Secretary of State John Kerry officially designated Islamic State as “responsible for genocide” against Christians, Yazidis and other vulnerable groups in areas under ISIS control in Syria and Iraq. So why has the Obama administration entrusted the survival of these people—and so much valuable American aid—to a troubled office at the United Nations, which, like its parent organization, has never even acknowledged that the genocide exists?
BERLIN – The Islamic State group appears to be using tens of thousands of civilians in and around Mosul as "human shields," the United Nations' human rights office said Friday.The office also has received reports of over 200 people being killed for refusing to comply with ISIS orders or for previously belonging to Iraqi security forces, spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said in Geneva.