Harnessing Technology to deliver justice for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide

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  • United Nations published this video item, entitled “Harnessing Technology to deliver justice for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide” – below is their description.

    Join us LIVE for LIVE streaming of UNITAD Iraq Special Event: Security Council Arria Formula Meeting-Delivering #Accountability Through #Innovation & #Partnership.

    The event features Special Adviser and Head of UNITAD Karim A. A. Khan QC, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Ms. Nadia Murad Basee and Barrister Amal Clooney. The meeting will consider the central importance of harnessing technology and the adoption of a survivor-centered approach to international criminal investigations, drawing on the experience of UNITAD in investigating ISIL crimes on the ground in Iraq. At the meeting two guidebooks will be launched seeking to guidance to national authorities and other international investigative entities in harnessing these two areas of innovation.

    For more details about the event visit UNITAD website: https://bit.ly/3nElPWl

    The event is co-sponsored by Co-sponsored: @GovernmentofIraq, United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations, @USattheUN, Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations and Permanent Mission of the UAE to the UN – New York.

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