IIIM participated in an event calling for accountability for violations of the Chemical Weapons Convention 

The Head of the IIIM, Catherine Marchi-Uhel, participated in an event organized by the Henrich Böll Stiftung Foundation on the violations of the Chemical Weapons Convention in Syria.

The event featured a diverse group of Syrian civil society representatives, including victims/survivors, first responders, lawyers and human rights documenters. All were advocating for the establishment of a dedicated international body to hold perpetrators of such crimes accountable.

Ms. Marchi-Uhel participated online, emphasizing the IIIM’s accountability mandate and its dedicated line of inquiry focused on unlawful attacks, including chemical weapons attacks. She highlighted that this work builds on the important contributions from Syrian civil society organizations as well as the findings of various international bodies such as the Commission of Inquiry on Syria and OPCW.

Watch the event here

Watch Ms. Marchi-Uhel’s remarks here.