Gathering Evidence For Future Trials

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IIIM assist in the investigation and prosecution of the most serious crimes committed in Syria since March 2011. Catherine Marchi-Uhel, explains how the Mechanism collects evidence in Syria, and how this evidence is being used in national proceedings in various countries such as Germany and Sweden. ‘Capacity building for Sudanese civil society and legal actors – Breaking the cycle of impunity for international crimes’ project, Wayamo has created an online justice resource hub – that civil society actors can employ in response to ongoing violations in the country.

GENF AUGUST 29: In 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution establishing the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM) to assist in the investigation and prosecution of the most serious crimes committed in Syria since March 2011.

In this interview IIIM Head, Catherine Marchi-Uhel, explains how the Mechanism collects evidence in Syria, and how this evidence is being used in national proceedings in various countries such as Germany and Sweden.

She also talks about the importance of maintaining the chain of custody, as well as processes put into place to ensure the reliability and authenticity of the evidence collected. The IIIM also draws up analytical reports for future trials at international or internationalised courts, such as the ICC or special tribunals.

In the framework of its ‘Capacity building for Sudanese civil society and legal actors – Breaking the cycle of impunity for international crimes’ project, Wayamo has created an online justice resource hub, which consolidates video interviews and print resources relating to the current conflict in Sudan, regional and international experiences with transitional justice, and tools that civil society actors can employ in response to ongoing violations in the country.

More information about the Wayamo “Capacity building for Sudanese civil society and legal actors: Breaking the cycle of impunity for international crimes” project at: Wayamo.

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