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New UN team to investigate ISIL crimes in Iraq

In a “landmark” resolution, the Security Council established a new team on Thursday to investigate alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by the terrorist group ISIL in Iraq.

ISIL, also known as Daesh, overran large areas of Iraq and Syria in 2014, but in the past year it has seen most of its territory liberated by Iraqi and coalition forces across the region.

The new team will operate with the full support of the Iraqi government, which has been working with the United Kingdom on the resolution for some time.

Matt Wells reports.

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Landmark resolution on women, peace and security turns 15

Fifteen years ago this month, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution focusing on the link between gender equality and international peace and security.

More than 100 countries are taking stock of progress on resolution 1325 which stresses the important role women have in conflict resolution, peace negotiations and UN peacekeeping efforts.

Dianne Penn reports.

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