Special Adviser Karim A. A. Khan QC meets with H.E. Eric Strating, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Iraq
Special Adviser Karim A. A. Khan QC met with H.E. Eric Strating, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Iraq today. They discussed the ongoing collaboration between UNITAD and the Netherlands.
Support from the Netherlands has augmented the ability of UNITAD to implement a victim-centered approach in its criminal investigations, including the hiring of specialized clinical psychologists to prepare and help vulnerable victims and witnesses during interviews in line with international standards. This includes capacity building and training to local practitioners interacting with impacted victim communities in the field.
Their support has also been critical in enabling UNITAD to enhance its outreach to the Yazidi community, including hiring Yazidi staff, with a view to aiding its investigations.
The Special Adviser expressed his gratitude to Ambassador Starting for his country’s ongoing commitment to the work of UNITAD, especially in the critical area of witness protection and support, and local community outreach.