UN / ISIL CRIMES

04-Dec-2018 00:02:32
Briefing the Security Council, the head of the United Nations team tasked with investigating crimes committed by ISIL in Iraq said that “as ISIL has been driven from its strongholds, the scope and magnitude of the heinous acts have become tragically ever more clear.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / ISIL CRIMES
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DATELINE: 04 DECEMBER 2018, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Wide shot, exterior, UN Headquarters

04 DECEMBER 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. Med shot, delegates
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, Special Adviser and Head of the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh / Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (UNITAD):
“As ISIL has been driven from its strongholds, the scope and magnitude of the heinous acts have become tragically ever more clear. Witness testimony upon witness testimony, has revealed unimaginable abuses and acts of depravity. Thousands of our fellow human beings, men and thousands and thousands of women and children, have become victims at the hands of ISIL and have become also witnesses to their deeds.”
5. Med shot, delegates
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, Special Adviser and Head of the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh / Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (UNITAD):
“There is no contradiction in upholding independence while supporting national accountability. Indeed, the opposite is true. It is only by establishing the Investigative Team as an independent, objective and trusted source of evidentiary material, capable of conducting its work to the highest possible standards, that we can best support the Government of Iraq and other member states in our common and necessary pursuit of accountability and justice.”
7. Med shot, delegates
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, Special Adviser and Head of the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh / Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (UNITAD):
“It is by harnessing these dual elements, both international and national, that we will be able to successfully fulfil the mandate you, this Council, has provided to us, and deliver justice for the victims of ISIL.”
9. Med shot, delegates
10. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mohammed Hussein Moh’d Ali Bahr Aluloom, Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations:
“We hope that UNITAD will work within the mechanisms in the resolution and the terms of reference lawfully respecting the sovereignty and judicial system of Iraq. We call once again on member states to swiftly respond to the financial requirements as mentioned by the head of the team in his report submitted to the 5th committee so that it can carry out its mandate within the period established by the resolution.”
13. Wide shot, Security Council
STORYLINE
Briefing the Security Council, the head of the United Nations team tasked with investigating crimes committed by ISIL in Iraq today (4 Dec) said that “as ISIL has been driven from its strongholds, the scope and magnitude of the heinous acts have become tragically ever more clear.”

Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, who is the Special Adviser and Head of the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh / Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (UNITAD), said “Witness testimony upon witness testimony, has revealed unimaginable abuses and acts of depravity. Thousands of our fellow human beings, men and thousands and thousands of women and children, have become victims at the hands of ISIL and have become also witnesses to their deeds.”

Ahmad Khan said, “there is no contradiction in upholding independence while supporting national accountability. Indeed, the opposite is true. It is only by establishing the Investigative Team as an independent, objective and trusted source of evidentiary material, capable of conducting its work to the highest possible standards, that we can best support the Government of Iraq and other member states in our common and necessary pursuit of accountability and justice.”

He stressed that it was “by harnessing these dual elements, both international and national, that we will be able to successfully fulfil the mandate you, this Council, has provided to us, and deliver justice for the victims of ISIL.”

For his part, Iraqi Ambassador Mohammed Hussein Moh’d Ali Bahr Aluloom expressed hope that UNITAD “will work within the mechanisms in the resolution and the terms of reference lawfully respecting the sovereignty and judicial system of Iraq.”

He called on member states “to swiftly respond to the financial requirements as mentioned by the head of the team in his report submitted to the 5th committee so that it can carry out its mandate within the period established by the resolution.”

The Security Council established UNITAD in September 2017 to investigate alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by the terrorist group ISIL in Iraq.

ISIL, also known as Daesh, overran large areas of Iraq and Syria in 2014, but in the past two years it has seen most of its territory liberated by Iraqi and coalition forces across the region.
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