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Iraq working with UK to pass UN Sec Council resolution calling for international war crimes inquiry

Iraq is working with the United Kingdom to pass a resolution calling for an international investigation into crimes against humanity committed by Islamic State at the Untied Nations Security Council reports Reuters.

In a formal letter the UK mission to the United Nations Iraq’s foreign minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, requested an international investigation into crimes against humanity to be mandated, stating,

“We request assistance of the international community to get benefited from international expertise to criminalise Daesh terrorist entity.”

Britain’s mission to the United Nations said on Twitter that it was working with Iraq on a draft resolution.

International Human Rights Lawyer Amal Clooney said,

“I hope that the Iraqi’s government’s letter will mark the beginning of the end of impunity for genocide and other crimes that ISIS is committing in Iraq and around the world. Yazidi and other ISIS victims want justice in a court of law, and they deserve nothing less.”