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Who has used IBC, and for what? Here are the main categories of use, with examples of each.

Lawyers and legal organisations who have used IBC data

Peacerights, UK

IBC data was used as evidence in an enquiry into the alleged commission of war crimes by coalition forces in Iraq in 2003, and in further investigations of potential legal violations.

International Criminal Court (ICC)

Iraq Body Count provided evidence to the Office of the Prosecutor ICC in relation to investigations of potential war crimes committed in Iraq by states bound by the jurisdiction of the court. The judgement of the Prosecutor dated 9th February 2006 cites IBC data.

Several lawyers representing a number of Iraqi refugees facing forcible return to Iraq have also drawn upon IBC’s detailed data to highlight the dangers their clients would face in Iraq.