International Responsibility of ISIS in Iraq

Document Type : academic


Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Shahid Madani University, Tabriz


ISIS officially declared its presence in Iraq since 2013 and was repressed by Iraqi government in 2017. It conducted several activities during this period. The question here is that, whether these conducts done by ISIS as a defeated insurgent group could be attributed to the Iraqi government or not? This article will show that principally ISIS’ non-sovereign and criminal conducts are not attributed to the Iraqi government. However, if exceptionally there were any fault from the government in repressing and pursuing ISIS or drawing peace pact or giving amnesty to its members, it was possible to attribute the conducts to the Iraqi government. In this respect, the misconducts of ISIS are not attributed to the Iraqi government since there were no fault on the part of the government in repressing and pursuing this group and there were no amnesty given to the members for committing international crimes. But with respect to those insurgent actions that are carried out in the economic, administrative and judicial areas for the management of controlled cities, under the following triple conditions they could be attributed to the Iraqi government provided that the nature of those behaviors is sovereign, the lack of government forces was evident and the need for such actions existed.


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