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UN Security Council authorises investigative team to collect evidence of IS crimes in Iraq

The UN Security Council on Thursday authorised the establishment of an investigative team to collect, store and maintain evidence of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by Islamic State in Iraq. 

A resolution, which was drafted by the UK and asks the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres to create such a team, was adopted by all 15 states of the Council. 

The team will be led by a Special Adviser, who will be appointed by Mr Guterres and will have an initial mandate of two years. 

The use of any evidence for trials or other investigations would “be determined in agreement with the Government of Iraq on a case by case basis.” 

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