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ISIL survivors can be assured of international support UN News

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Survivors of genocide and other atrocities committed by ISIL fighters in Iraq should rest assured that the international community supports them. 

That’s the message from Christian Ritscher, head of UNITAD, the special UN team investigating these crimes. 

While it might appear action is slow coming, he said there is no statute of limitations and crimes can be prosecuted “as long as at least one perpetrator is alive.” 

Mr. Ritscher was in New York recently and spoke to UN News’s Abdelmonem Makki, prior to presenting the latest UNITAD report to the Security Council. 

Survivors of genocide and other atrocities committed by ISIL fighters in Iraq should rest assured that the international community supports them. 

That’s the message from Christian Ritscher, head of UNITAD, the special UN team investigating these crimes. 

While it might appear action is slow coming, he said there is no statute of limitations and crimes can be prosecuted “as long as at least one perpetrator is alive.” 

Mr. Ritscher was in New York recently and spoke to UN News’s Abdelmonem Makki, prior to presenting the latest UNITAD report to the Security Council. 

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