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Islamic State: Criminal Investigation

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL5604, tabled on 24 January 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments of (1) France, and (2) Sweden, about the new joint investigation team to assist in the prosecution of former Daesh soldiers; and whether they plan to join the initiative.

Answered on

7 February 2022

We condemn in the strongest terms the atrocities committed by Daesh against civilians in Syria and Iraq and welcome efforts to bring Daesh to justice. We continue to champion, and are committed to, the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Daesh/ISIL (UNITAD), to gather evidence of Daesh crimes in Iraq, and the work of the IIIM (International, Impartial and Independent mechanism) for their assistance on the investigation of the most serious crimes under international law committed in Syria.