On 21 December 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/71/248, establishing the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to assist in the investigation and prosecution of persons responsible for the most serious crimes under International Law committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011.
It is more commonly referred to as “the Mechanism”, or “the IIIM”.
Labels matter – in a new article, the IIIM Deputy Head, makes the case for identifying gender as a driver of violence and atrocities.
On May 12 the IIIM Deputy Head delivered a keynote lecture on “Combating Conflict-Related Sexual Violence”.
In New York, the Head of the IIIM gave a presentation of our 9th annual report to the UN General Assembly. Watch here.
The IIIM’s Ninth Report to the General Assembly
Now online it updates on its progress and the development of its work.