Deir Ezzor 24 Network and UN International Impartial, and Independent Mechanism sign MOU

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The Deir Ezzor 24 Network signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United Nations (UN) International Impartial, and Independent Mechanism (IIIM) to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011. On December 21, 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 71/248, by which it decided, in paragraph 4, to establish the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism.

Omar Abu Layla, Deir Ezzor 24 Network executive director signed the MOU in the name of the network. After they signed the MOU, both sides agreed to a joint work mechanism and sharing data and information.

The MOU states sharing data and evidence of violations committed against human rights, documented by the Deir Ezzor 24 Network since March 2011.

By its resolution 71/248, the General Assembly established the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011 under the auspices of the United Nations to closely cooperate with the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic to collect, consolidate, preserve and analyse evidence of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights violations and abuses and to prepare files in order to facilitate and expedite fair and independent criminal proceedings, in accordance with international law standards, in national, regional or international courts or tribunals that have or may in the future have jurisdiction over these crimes, in accordance with international law.

The Deir Ezzor 24 Network undertakes to work with organizations and concerned law international sides concerned about investigating crimes and violations committed against Syrians. Deir Ezzor 24 Network had already signed treaties with human rights international organizations.

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