On April 10th 2019, Justice for Life signed a memorandum of understanding with the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism on international crimes committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011.
In this context, on May 29th 2019, JFL’ Executive Office members delivered the first batch of human rights violations evidences, that were committed in Deir Ezzor, as a result of JFL efforts during the past years. Further batches will be delivered in the upcoming months.
The MOU frames cooperation between JFL and the Mechanism in order to provide evidences and documentations to help in investigating the allegations of violations in accordance with its mandate.
On 21 December 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 71/248, establishing the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism with two main tasks; to collect, consolidate, preserve and analyze 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.
JFL calls upon all organizations that are working in the domain of documentation of human rights violations to work and coordinate with the Mechanism, and provide it with the evidences and documentations in order to help it in achieving its goals for which it was established.