Special Adviser Karim Khan met with KRG Prime Minister

Erbil, 25 October 2020 - Special Adviser Karim A. A. Khan QC met with KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani to discuss ever closer cooperation in the joint quest to achieve accountability for #Daesh crimes. Discussions included options to better ensure the recognition and prosecution of international crimes Da’esh may have committed.

The Prime Minister underlined his commitment to fair, evidence-based trials, and that such a process would allow victims and survivors to have their day in court; help expose Daesh’s false ideology; and establish the responsibility of Da’esh members, beyond a reasonable doubt.

Both also agreed on the importance of support for victims and survivors, including psychosocial support, and vindicating their rights through legal proceedings. Prime Minister Barzani reaffirmed his support for UNITAD’s work in this area and his commitment to ensuring justice for victims.