International law sets out strict criteria for when it is accurate to use the term genocide. According to the UN Genocide Convention of 1948 it refers to acts committed with the specific intent to 'destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.'
Genocide needs to involve intentional killing of members of this group, causing serious bodily or mental harm to these members, deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part, imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group, and forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
ADF International has gathered all the information necessary to show that the atrocities committed by ISIS fall into the scope of the crime of crimes. You can find our legal analysis, links to articles, as well as videos on the topic below.