August 17, 2009

"They Want Us Exterminated"

Murder, Torture, Sexual Orientation and Gender in Iraq

I. Introduction
Methodology, Terminology
II. "They Are Massacring Us": Survivors' Voices
A Spreading Campaign
Death Lists
Torture and Threats: "A Slaughterhouse on the Streets"
III. Extortion and the State: Nuri's Story
IV. Pretext and Context: Moral Panic, Political Opportunism
V. Family, Gender, "Honor"
VI. Past Attacks
VII. The Situation of Refugees
VIII. Conclusion
International Law
The Right to Life and Security
Protection against Torture and Inhuman and Degrading Treatment
Non-Discrimination and Fundamental Rights
Glossary of Terms