Stop the Genocide

Important Update: First step has been taken…

On November 28, less than a week after the campaign launch, Labor MP Chris Hayes and Coalition MP Keven Andrews introduced a motion to recognise the genocide in Syria and Iraq and to call for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

This has been an important first step towards justice for persecuted Christians, Yazidis and Muslim minorities.

The campaign is gathering momentum but is far from over.

The next step is for the Parliament to vote in favour of this important motion.

Please continue to sign and share this petition.

As your petitioning grows, so does the pressure on the Parliament to Stop the Genocide.

Since mid-2014, ISIS has been carrying out a terror campaign against Christians, Yazidis, Shias, and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria – including church leaders being assassinated, mass murders, torture, systematic rape, and sexual enslavement.

But it’s critical for the Parliament to recognise the attacks on religious minorities in Iraq and Syria as ‘genocide’ – so as to add pressure on the international community to protect the victims of terror, and the perpetrators can be held to account.

With your help our collective voice will be heard by our politicians.

Those suffering persecution at the hands of ISIS are crying out for the international community to recognise what is happening to them and provide relief.

​That is why your support for the Stop the Genocide campaign is so important. Stand up for those without a voice by completing the petition today.

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To the Honourable The Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives,

The so-called “Islamic State” or Daesh has been carrying out a terror campaign against Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq and Syria. There is clear evidence of mass murders, torture, systemic rape, kidnapping and other crimes.

In June 2016, the UN Commission of inquiry on Syria concluded that ISIS has committed the crime of genocide. The UN Human Rights Council has also condemned the systematic violations and abuses of human rights and international humanitarian law committed by the so-called “Islamic State”. The US Congress, US State Department, European Parliament, Council of Europe, UK House of Commons and the French Foreign Minister have all declared that ISIS/ISIL/Daesh or so-called “Islamic State” has committed genocide.

We ask the House to:

  • Recognise that Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are suffering genocide at the hands of Daesh;
  • Call on the Government to make a request to the UN Security Council to refer the situation to the International Criminal Court so that perpetrators can be brought to justice.