It’s time for Islamic State’s Nuremberg moment, says UN boss

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It’s time for Islamic State’s Nuremberg moment, says UN boss

Head investigator and his team are gathering evidence to put the group on trial, as Nazi leaders were in 1946

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The head of the UN special probe into Islamic State group crimes has called for trials like those at Nuremberg of Nazi leaders to ensure the jihadists’ victims are heard and their ideology “debunked”.

For a year British lawyer Karim Khan has travelled around Iraq with a team of almost 80 people to gather evidence and witness testimony for the UN body known as UNITAD (https://www.un.org/press/en/2019/sc13882.doc.htm).

“It’s a mountain to climb”, the human rights specialist said, as the investigative team works to analyse up to 12,000 bodies from more than 200 mass graves, 600,000 videos of IS crimes and 15,000 pages from the group’s bureaucracy...

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