The Kurdish people and the Kurdish Regional Government faced huge challenges rebuilding their nation and identity after the atrocities and human rights abuses committed by Saddam Hussein and his regime. In 2005 a new Iraqi constitution recognized as genocide the persecution of Faylee Kurds, the disappearance of 8,000 males belonging to the Barzanis and the chemical attacks of Anfal and Halabja paving the way to the investigations and claim by Kurdish people. This book provides in-depth analysis of the tensions caused by the Kurdish experience, the claim for the independence of a united Kurdistan and the wider tendency towards political and social fragmentation in Iraqi society.

chapter |5 pages


chapter 1|15 pages

A country in the making

Memory and human rights in the Kurdistan region

chapter 4|16 pages

Blueprint of a genocide

chapter 6|21 pages

Death from the sky

chapter 7|15 pages

A new horizon?

chapter |8 pages