The outgoing head of the UN team investigating crimes committed by the ISIL terror network in Iraq, was in New York this week to give his final report to the Security Council where he delivered “clear” evidence of genocide.
Karim Khan, Special Adviser and head of UNITAD, said there was some way to go before justice is done on behalf of the victims of crimes – such as the Yazidis - that “rip at the soul of humanity”. Matt Wells began by asking him to summarize the report’s findings.
In this week’s UN Catch-Up: would you return to your war-shattered country to help rebuild it? That’s exactly what one Somali doctor did - she tells us her inspiring story. We’ll have news on the serious escalation in Middle East and the Myanmar crisis – it’s passed the 100-day mark – a call for International Criminal Court proceedings for genocide against Iraq’s Yazidis, and former Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s appeal for bold WHO reforms, to prevent another devastating pandemic from happening again. With comment from regular guest Solange Behoteguy Cortes from UN Geneva.
A new law in Iraq provides a measure of comfort for women and girls who have survived atrocities of ISIL terrorist fighters, but more must be done, an independent UN human rights expert said on Wednesday.