UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic State


September 22, 2017

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. investigators will help Iraq collect evidence to build potential war crimes cases against Islamic State extremists, under a resolution the Security Council approved Thursday.

Iraq, council members and some human rights advocates portrayed the measure as a key step toward bringing the Islamic State group to justice for atrocities. But some major rights groups say it's one-sided and overlooks abuses by Iraqi and other forces fighting the IS militants.

The council voted unanimously to ask the U.N. to establish an investigative team to help Iraq preserve evidence "t...

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