This article presents IIIM’s Chief of Information Systems Management Section (ISMS) Keith Hiatt, and how the ISMS has been an advent in evidence compilation for international criminal law. The article is in French, and can be accessed via this link.
French National Assembly authorises international judicial cooperation agreement between French Government and IIIM
The French National Assembly has passed a bill presented earlier by Government to authorise the approval of the international judicial cooperation agreement between the French Government and the IIIM. Amongst other things, the agreement would allow information to be transmitted from French courts to the IIIM, which had not been possible under current law. To […]
Geneva, 13 January 2022 – The International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism – Syria (IIIM) welcomes the landmark judgement against Anwar R, at the Higher Regional Court in Koblenz, Germany. The former high-ranking Syrian official was found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in torture, murder and sexual violence in […]
This op-ed examines the possibility of carrying out investigations into the war crimes that have been committed in Syria internationally, and how investigations at the national level have been more feasible yet remain marred by several barriers. To access this op-ed, click here.
Catherine Marchi-Uhel, the Head of the IIIM, attended an international justice conference on October 26 2021, in Dakar. In conversation with Philipp Ambach, the ICC’s Chief of the Victims Participation and Reparations, the discussion covered the work of the IIIM, its applicability to the context of West Africa, and current features in the international justice […]
In her Le Monde Op-Ed, Head of IIIM Catherine Marchi-Uhel argues that France needs to lift the obstacles that keep victims of crimes against humanity at the doors of French justice. To read the article in its entirety, click here. The article is in the French language.
Agreement between IIIM and Swedish Government to improve possibilities of investigating serious offences committed in the Syria conflict
To facilitate efforts by Swedish law enforcement authorities to investigate crimes committed by Da’esh terrorists, the Swedish Government entered into a cooperation agreement with the UN International Impartial and Independent Mechanism. To read the article in its entirety, click here.
The Cooperation Agreement aims at facilitating efforts by Swedish law enforcement authorities to investigate crimes committed by Da’esh/ISIL terrorists. Click here to read more. This article is in the Swedish language.
In this Human Rights Council side event, and in his capacity of overseeing the Information and Systems Management (ISMS), Keith Hiatt talks about how the IIIM makes use of computer advances to maximise use of the information it collects.
Ten years after the beginning of the Syrian Civil War, the political process continues to be frozen in Syria. In this setting, bringing justice to the victims becomes synonymous with the alleviation of suffering. It is for this reason that the United Nations General Assembly decided in 2016 to create a mechanism, the IIIM, to […]
Janine di Giovani writes for Foreign Policy magazine about the IIIM and accountability for crimes committed in Syria. Read the article here.
This article examines the situation in Syria on the tenth anniversary of the Syrian Civil War. What are the chances for survival for justice and accountability in this environment? And how can the IIIM contribute? To read the article, click here. The article is in the French language.
Head of IIIM and team talk to the Wall Street Journal about how machine learning and the processes developed at the Mechanism support their work. Click here to read the article in its entirety.
In this podcast, Head of IIIM Catherine Marchi-Uhel expounds on the investigations currently undertaken by the IIIM, their methodology, and way forward. Click here to listen to the podcast in its entirety.
Toby Cadman speaks to Michelle Jarvis, Deputy Head of the UN IIIM and discusses her career in international criminal justice and now with the IIIM on Syria in Geneva developing new strategies with Syrian civil society to tackle gender crimes and sexual violence in conflict.
Catherine Marchi-Uhel speaks as part of this webinar presented by the IBA War Crimes Committee
GENEVA (Reuters) - International investigators are moving ever closer to finding justice for victims of atrocities in Syria’s eight-year war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, the head of a U.N. war crimes body said.
More and more European countries, including Germany, France, Sweden and Austria, are prosecuting people for war crimes in Syria. One of the tools at their disposal is the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism created in December 2016 by the United Nations General Assembly
A la rencontre d’une femme étonnante ce soir. Elle dirige la cellule de l’Onu chargée des crimes de guerre en Syrie. Et elle l’assure, “c’est long, mais ça portera ses fruits” https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/un-jour-dans-le-monde/un-jour-dans-le-monde-18-octobre-2018
Catherine Marchi-Uhel, the Head of the IIIM speaks about the unique nature of the IIIM’s mandate and the main features of the vision the IIIM developed to bridge the gap between human rights fact-finding and criminal justice processes.