Reports to General Assembly

Report A/78/772

14 February 2024

The IIIM’s tenth report (A/78/772) has been submitted to the UN General Assembly and is now available here. The report highlights the IIIM’s efforts in addressing the unprecedented level of demand for assistance from competent jurisdictions, its concrete contributions to recent justice developments and its commitment to advancing broader justice objectives. It also stresses the IIIM’s increasingly strained funding situation, in an overall context in which its cost-effective, multiple contributions to accountability efforts are more crucial than ever.

It covers its activities between 1 February 2023 to 31 January 2024.


Report A/77/751

16 February 2023

The IIIM’s ninth report (A/77/751) has been submitted to the UN General Assembly and is now available here. The report highlights the mechanism’s expansion of its structural investigation, maximizing the assistance it can provide for future justice opportunities, and leveraging its work in support to broader justice objectives such as helping to clarify the fate and whereabouts of missing persons. It covers its activities between 1 February 2022 to 31 January 2023.


Report A/76/690

11 February 2022

The IIIM’s eighth report has been submitted to the General Assembly and highlights the advances made in its structural investigation, the opening of two new case files and the greater support to the work of jurisdictions investigation and prosecuting crimes committed in the Syrian Arab Republic. It covers its activities between 1 February 2021 to 31 January 2022.


Report A/75/743

12 February 2021

The seventh report outlines the continued advancement of the IIIM’s mandate on all prongs, in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent United Nations hiring freeze, by refining existing remote working methods, adopting new ones and allocating limited resources strategically.


Report A/75/311

13 August 2020

The sixth report outlines the IIIM’s continued progress in implementing its mandate, notwithstanding the challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the liquidity situation of the United Nations, which has resulted in a hiring freeze and a reduced allocation of non-post resources.


Report A/74/699

13 February 2020

The fifth report is focused on the practical application of the impartiality principle in the IIIM’s work. The principle is reflected in the IIIM’s efforts to further develop its Central Repository of Information and Evidence and to facilitate both short and longer term justice efforts by processing evidence, building analytical work products and case files, and sharing materials with competent jurisdictions, whenever such justice opportunities present themselves.


Report A/74/313

22 August 2019

The fourth report outlines the IIIM’s continued progress on the implementation of all parts of its mandate, significantly enlarging its evidence collection, as a result, in part, of the increasing cooperation frameworks concluded with States, international organisations and civil society organisations.

This has permitted the IIIM to further build its analytic and investigatory capacities, and facilitated the development of its structural investigation framework, leading to more expeditious responses to a growing number of RFAs from competent jurisdictions and contributed to case-file building.


Report A/73/741

13 February 2019

The third report outlines the IIIM’s progress regarding all components of its mandate with an emphasis on the added value of the IIIM’s evidence collection, which functions as the Central Repository of Information and Evidence of the crimes allegedly committed in the Syrian Arab Republic.

It has continued to develop and implement its inclusive justice approach with a focus on cross-cutting objectives, such as gender perspectives, a victim/survivor-centred approach and broader transitional justice considerations.


Report A/73/295

3 August 2018

The second report outlines the progress the IIIM has made regarding operational and policy priorities, including the collection of information and evidence and the building of case files, support to national justice systems, the development of internal strategies, policies and standard operating procedures, engagement with stakeholders, and administrative and financial matters.

It also sets out the steps it has taken to address key challenges identified as well as progress towards transitioning to regular budget funding.


Report A/72/764

28 February 2018

The first report sets out the IIIM’s vision and guiding principles, the steps taken towards the implementation of its mandate, and the key challenges it faces, while identifying opportunities to forge new approaches to international criminal justice and synergies with fact-finding bodies.