United Nations investigation team stressed Wednesday the need to do justice to those affected by terrorist crimes, stressing the importance of holding criminals accountable.
The Special Adviser and Head of the United Nations Investigation Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by ISIS in Iraq, Christian Richer, said during his speech to the Second Conference of Interfaith Dialogue and attended by the reporter of the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "Those affected by terrorist crimes cannot bear marginalization and exclusion within their communities.
He stressed the need for "investigation to reach the facts, hold those who committed crimes accountable, and ensure that those who do not commit crimes are not wrongly accused," noting that "these are the basic principles that the investigation team seeks to achieve."
The conferees called for "deliberation on the measures taken in this regard, and for the affected people in society to be able to provide their testimony through the accountability process."
He pointed out that "during the past week, we visited Germany, and participated in an event that included leaders from several countries, and included many sects and religious leaders, in an atmosphere of security and peace, and everyone shared more human qualities than we are aware of," expressing his hope "that the conferences will be able to reach fruitful results.